Furness playgroup celebrates with revamp

The Westmorland Gazette: Among those celebrating Dalton Nursery’s 40th anniversary are (back row, from left) Mayor Ann Thurlow, Coun Anne Burns, nursery manager Claire Round and Barry Doughty, chair of the Community Association. In front (from left) are Aden Jarvis, Sophie Goul Among those celebrating Dalton Nursery’s 40th anniversary are (back row, from left) Mayor Ann Thurlow, Coun Anne Burns, nursery manager Claire Round and Barry Doughty, chair of the Community Association. In front (from left) are Aden Jarvis, Sophie Goul

A FURNESS playgroup celebrated its 40th anniversary by opening its newly refurbished facilities to the public.

The Jack and Jill Preschool Playgroup, based in Drill Hall at Dalton-in-Furness, now has an outside play area, a new kitchen and toilets plus improved heating and lighting.

The revamp has been funded with £36,000 from Cumbria County Council and from the Trustees of the Dalton Community Association.

Coun Anne Burns said: “I’m delighted Cumbria County Council has helped fund the revamp – the facilities really are excellent and will benefit the community for many years to come.”

Claire Round from Jack and Jill Pre-school Playgroup said: “We are so happy to finally have our own dedicated space within the Drill Hall.

“It has taken a lot of hard work and planning from all parties involved, but has been well worth the wait.”

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