During February, Wigton Town Council asked children and other residents what we should name the new park on West Road (between the Bowling Club and Barton Laws). People were also given chance to let us know what they wanted to see in the park.
Our new park is now officially Throstle Park. Jubilee Park came a close second.
The activity that won the most votes was a pump track. For those who don’t know about pump tracks, they are continuous circuits of banked turns, rollers and other features that can be ridden without pedaling and should be perfect for the type of landscape at Throstle Park.
There will be ongoing planting of trees during March around the park, with a big wildflower planting session in the first week of May as part of Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s ‘Get Cumbria Buzzing’ campaign.