A MAKEOVER project in a Neston park has a native hedge thanks to profits from a chain store’s carrier bag sales.

The young hedge has gone in at West Vale Park in Little Neston.

Lending a hand with the planting were Marks & Spencer staff from Birkenhead, Heswall and Chester, Merseyside Groundwork project officer David Hammond and Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller.

The hedge is part of M&S’s Greener Living Spaces project which is financed by the profits from its 5p charge for food carrier bags.

Hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel were planted.

The open plan park includes a children’s play area with a number of items of equipment which are in a state of disrepair, councillors heard.

It is intended to upgrade, resurface and widen a path through the park, provide a new path to create an alternative route, install fencing and entrance gates and to upgrade the playground with new safety surfacing and six new pieces of play equipment together with seating.

The paths will be suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pedestrians.