THE play area in a township green space has been given a £45,000 makeover.

The new equipment has been installed in Great Harwood's Lowerfold Park, as part of a wider renovation.

The improvement is the result of a collaboration between Hyndburn Borough Council and the Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum.

The design follows consultation with residents and the nearby St Bartholomew's Primary School.

More than £45,000 has been invested in the play area with a contribution from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and a contribution from Hyndburn Council.

Cllr Miles Parkinson, leader of Hyndburn Council said: “The improvements include modern play equipment which was chosen by local children and families with favourites such as a basket swing, traditional swings, a large rotating unit, a modern climbing frame and also a see-saw suitable for a parent and child and designed to be inclusive for all.

“Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation. It is wonderful to see this excellent resource get an upgrade and be enjoyed by families from across the borough.”

Further improvements are under way in the park including improved access and refurbishment to the tennis courts and the addition of a new multi-purpose ball games court.