Skinburness Road car park
In December 2021, following a successful application to Cumbria County Council, the Town Council were awarded a grant of £20,000 towards improving the parking area and access to it from Skinburness Road which is located between the tennis courts and the Big Fella sculpture.
In 2019, the ‘Big Fella’ sculpture was gifted to the town by a local resident which was created by artist Ray Lonsdale. The sculpture has proved very popular with visitors, with some travelling many miles to see him. Visitors to the Green, both local and from further afield, will benefit from the improved access which will be particularly useful for anyone visiting the ‘Big Fella’ sculpture. The new surfacing will provide better access to a popular attraction and particularly for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. The improved access will complement steps already taken. We have improved access from the car park to the sculpture by installing a grass matting path. Extra bins have been provided and we have also recently installed some picnic benches.
We would like to thank Cumbria County Council for the substantial grant which has enabled us to undertake this work and also thanks to the Highways department who have resurfaced the footpath and improved the access from the main road.