WORK will begin this week on a £75,000 project to revamp a dilapidated play area at Lostock Gralam.
From mid-December, children will no longer have to play on clapped out equipment, with a complete overhaul of the Stubbs Lane playground due to begin tomorrow.
Lostock Gralam Parish Council has worked closely with Groundwork Cheshire on a new design for the site.
And project leaders believe the new swings, climbing frames and other equipment will provide endless hours of fun for youngsters living nearby.
Parish clerk Nicola Clerk said: “The parish council is delighted the children of Lostock Gralam will soon have the benefit of a new play area in their village.
“The council has been working on this project for a few years now and it is very satisfying for both us and the residents of Lostock to finally see work commence.”
The majority of the money to fund the revamp has been donated by Biffaward, a multi-million pound environment fund managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
Project manager Beth Brockett, of Groundwork Cheshire, said: “It has been a pleasure to work on this project. We at Groundwork are very pleased to see construction commence.”
A teen shelter was installed on the site earlier this year, and fundraising for the final phase of the project, which will include a toddler play area is currently under way.