Local Fishing Club Looks to Revamp Site

Published Friday 24 October 2014 at 17:50

Residents of Darwen and the Sunnyhurst area are invited to have their say on plans to revamp a local fishing spot.

The Members of Dingle Community Fishing Club, which is located within the picturesque Sunnyhurst Woods, have proposed a new five year business plan which would see the current site completely redeveloped and as such ask residents for their input.

An open day, to be held on October 25, will allow residents to examine artists sketches that would see the site become an oasis for nature and sustainability whilst also providing disabled access.

Also this open event will allow green fingered residents to get involved on the day by help tidy and clean the area as a Council supported Your Community Your Call clean up will also be taking place. (equipment and safety materials will be provided)

Originally developed as a recreational area for the employees of the Hollings Paper Mill over a century ago, the lodges and woodland has now become unkempt and overgrown despite this however  the Club hopes that with continued support from organisations such as Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Ground Work, United Utilities, the Lloyds Trust and the local community the site can, once again, become a beauty spot for residents and their families.

The open event and Your Call clean – up will run from 10am – 2 pm on Saturday October 25 at the site, just off Earnsdale Road, Darwen, with the entrance at the corner of Sailsbury Rd.

Unfortunately due to safety concerns only residents aged over the age of 14 can volunteer for the Your Community Your Call event.

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