Chadwicks supports pavilion makeover

Published:  19 June, 2015

The renovation of a dilapidated Blackpool pavilion building in time for a 100th anniversary event is being carried out thanks to help from builders merchant Chadwicks.

The company’s local branch, on Mowbray Drive, has provided a number of materials free of charge to help repair the pavilion in Highfield Road Park, which is to be renamed the Grundy Activity Centre.

The Friends of Highfield Road Park, a group of local volunteers that works with Blackpool Council on park improvements, is also supporting the repair work.

The building will be used by local groups including nursery children, members of the Brownies, Guides and Cub Scouts associations, and the Crown Green Bowling Club.

Renovation work is due to be completed by the end of June, in time for the pavilion’s official opening during the Friends of Highfield Road Park’s centenary celebrations on Sunday 12 July. Chadwicks will receive a plaque on the building to recognize its contribution to the project.

Karen Pennington, secretary of the Friends of Highfield Road Park, said: “Undoubtedly this work would not have been carried out without the generous contribution of Chadwicks, which has supplied the majority of materials to ensure a successful completion of the refurbishment.”

Simon Coxhill, assistant branch manager of Chadwicks, said: “I think the community will be delighted with the outcome of the renovation. A lot of hard work by many people has gone into it, and that has really paid off.”

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