A council is working with a community interest company to improve a town’s play area and wants the public to have their say on any potential changes.

Rossendale Council is working alongside Proffitts – Investing in Communities, on a project to improve the Fairview Recreation Ground and Play Area in Rawtenstall.

The team has recently published a public consultation survey to find out what people like about the area, and what changes they would like to see made across the site too.

Lancashire Telegraph: The play areaThe play area (Image: VIVA)

Cllr Christine Gill said: ‘’Fairview Recreation Ground and Play Area is a big outdoor space that serves communities in Rawtenstall.

“The area is well used by people who live very close by but we think that, with some improvement, the site could reach its full potential offering better play and recreational facilities.

“We want all of our green spaces to be wonderful assets that enhance the wellbeing, and the sense of belonging and community for residents, and we’re excited to find out what people think should be included in the new masterplan.’’

Lancashire Telegraph: Part of the play area Part of the play area (Image: VIVA)

Once the public has shared their feedback about the proposals, a design will be created and fundraising work will begin.

Martin Proffitt, from Proffitts, said: ‘’This is a long-term improvement plan, but residents already have some great suggestions for developing the recreation area and the play area.

“However, we really would encourage as many people as possible to look at the survey and let us know what they think.

“The team want to make sure that they get the design right for people, so any ideas and suggestions from current residents and users are really important to us.’’

More information about the project can be found here at the Proffitts CIC website.