RESIDENTS living close to Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, car park may have to put up with the nuisance of children using it as an unofficial play area because the council cannot afford to put up a protective screen of trees around the area.

People living next to the car park complained of balls and other objects landing in their gardens and yards and thought more tree planting would help prevent this.

But planning officers have recommended that no additional trees should be provided at the car park because the £1,200 cost of planting them could not be met by the grounds repair and maintenance budget, which is only £1, 760 for 2001/02 for all West Craven's car parks.

The situation is due to be discussed by the West Craven Committee on Tuesday.