BRIGHT mosaics, bins and benches, are giving a friendlier feeling to Dukesfield in Runcorn.

The opening of the revamped area was celebrated by Dukesfield children, Groundwork Merseyside, Dukesfield Action Group, and Cllrs Ernest Ratcliffe and Trevor Higginson.

Children from All Saints Primary School have designed nine colourful mosaics to reflect the area’s architecture and wildlife, which were then made real with help from charity Groundwork Merseyside.

Artist Tracey Cartledge was on hand to organise design sessions at the school and Dukesfield Action Group residents grafted to get the work done.

The project was funded by various sources and managed by the council.

Residents had previously said that the area needed better street furniture and brightening up.

Lorna Bratt of Dukesfield Action Group said: “On behalf of the community in Dukesfield, the Dukesfield Action Group would like to thank all partners involved in making this project happen and especially to the children of Runcorn All Saints Primary School for their hard word and colourful designs.”

Derek Robertson, Groundwork Merseyside chief executive, said: “It has been fantastic to see local children getting involved in such a creative project for the improvement of their neighbourhood.”