Work is underway to turn Blacon Adventure Playground into an environmentally friendly zone. A revamp of the Avenue Services-owned facility – known locally as “The Venny” – is taking place with an aim of making the site carbon free, thanks to funding from national housing provider Sanctuary Group. The upgrades, designed by sustainability consultancy Anthesis and installed by Hewer FM, include a grid which will generate its own electricity, an air source heat pump and new, energy efficient lighting. The refurbishment forms part of a wider climate change project which will involve the launch of community initiatives for local people of all ages across Blacon. Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “With climate change becoming ever more important, we are committed to doing our bit to combat it. “We are very excited about the educational projects that we will soon be launching – they are set to show people the real impact of climate change and how everyone can play a part in saving our environment.” The project will see Avenue Services work with Cheshire West and Chester Council to help the borough become carbon free by 2045. Avenue Services, which is a not-for-profit organisation, is a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council. The funding used for the project is part of a pilot linked to Sanctuary’s sustainability strategy.
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