PARKS at Sandbach are set for a facelift as part of a £1m borough-wide scheme.
Play areas at Newall Avenue, Sand-bach Park, Elworth Park, Belmont Avenue, Lightley Close and Gibson Crescent have all be allocated at least £25,000 each for refurbishment and maintenance.
Recreation grounds in Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Goostrey and Brereton are also set to benefit from a £600,000 five-year package announced by Congleton Borough Council.
It will be added to the £380,000 from developers, who have put aside the cash as part of a condition allowing them to build new homes in the area.
Sandbach town councillor Elsie Alcock joined forces with children in a campaign for improvements at Newall Avenue, which has been awarded £35,000 and is among the first in line for change.
She said: 'I am very pleased, indeed. It is so nice for the kids - they are over the moon. I am very impressed and very proud of them. They took up the issue themselves and have done well.
'It shows they are interested in what is happening in their area. If they get this encouragement they will look after what they are given. Good luck to them.'
Joe Potts, 10, of Newall Avenue, collected around 500 signatures on a petition urging the action. He said: 'It's absolutely brilliant news. Me and my mates are really pleased that we are going to have somewhere to play.'
The cash boost will pay for swings, roundabouts and skate ramps.
The council has set aside £110,000 for every year until 2009, plus the £380,000 from developers.
Roland Domleo, leader of Congleton Borough Council, said: 'Play areas across the borough have been run down for the past decade. Because of the huge amount of money required we have agreed a long-term policy.'