Thumbs up for West End park revamp

The Pavilion in Regent Park.
The Pavilion in Regent Park.

A ‘People’s Pavilion’ could be given a new lease of life thanks to friends of Regent Park.

The West End park’s old pavilion, until recently used as a cafe, bar and clubhouse, has been closed for a year but could reopen if residents get their way.

Transition Morecambe, a group based in the West End, recently surveyed local people to find out if they wanted the pavilion used as a community venue and had a “100% positive response”.

Fraser Smalley, a member of Transition Morecambe, said: “There seems to be a strong feeling that families would be encouraged to use the park more often if there was an indoor space where they could have a some refreshments and take part in activities.

“People in the West End want opportunities for training and employment in a supportive local environment, and the pavilion seems an obvious choice.”

Lancaster City Council, park owners, is currently working with the county council and the Friends of Regent Park hoping to make changes to the park.

The proposed new-look park would see the removal of one of the three bowling greens to make way for a bigger play area, community seating areas, improved landscaping and two multi-use games areas. The council is advertising the vacant pavilion for let.