Residents views are being sought on the finishing touch to a project to regenerate a once neglected Preston recreational zone.

People are being given the choice of four designs for a three-metre mosaic to be embedded in Smith's Rec, Frenchwood, near the Selbourne Street entrance.

Ormskirk artist Stephen Charnock came up with two designs featuring a mill, one with a flower, and another with a sun after a series of five meetings with Frenchwood residents.

The designs with the mill reflects the history of the site, which was given to the people of the city by industrialist, John Robert Smith, who employed hundreds of people in the early part of the 20th century at Pheonix Mill.

From now, and until February next year, the site will be transformed with the removal of overgrown plants, the re-laying of footpaths, and the construction of a new play area.

Tom Fyson, senior project officer, said the £120,000 project would completed with the installation of the mosaic.

He added: "We want the communities we work with to feel that their area is really theirs, and that it's not just officials coming along and telling them what to do."

"We hope that by helping people take ownership of their own public space, communities can get enjoyment out of the park for years to come."

Residents now have two weeks to have their say on the design, then Mr Charnock will spend six weeks making the iconic work.

There will also be a workshop in December for members of the public to have a go at making pieces for the mosaic.

To have your say email or call 01772 257577.