A PLAY area in Chester was reopened with a small ceremony following a £16,000 refurbishment.
Saxon Way play area in Blacon was completed in April following the investment from Chester City Council as part of its commitment to improve children’s facilities.
Cllr Reggie Jones, Blacon Lodge councillor and chair of Blacon Area Committee, said: “We want Blacon residents to have excellent recreation amenities on their doorstep.
“We know that nearly 600 children up to age 14 live within walking distance of Saxon Way and one in three of those families don’t have a car, so investment in Saxon Way enhances the enjoyment of this important open space as a neighbourhood facility and has been a priority for local residents and councillors.”
The city council also responded to fears expressed by residents about road safety around the area.
An independent study was commissioned and Cheshire County Council’s senior road safety officer has worked with pupils of St Teresa’s school to design signs to raise awareness of road safety as they leave the playground.
Gift tokens were presented for the two prize-winning designs at a small ceremony at the park where the new signs have been installed.