A CHILDREN'S play area in Neston has been transformed following requests from a nearby resident.

Burton and Neston councillor Kay Loch was contacted by Hayley Price, who was fed up with the state of Woodfall Lane play area. Dissatisfied with its faded appearance, she wanted to know if there anything could be done to improve it.

Thanks to a contribution from Cllr Loch's member budget Grant and, working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Streetscene and Rural Locality departments, the park was transformed by painting the equipment and repairing and installing a new fence.

Councillor Loch said: "The play area is well used by all the local children and I agreed with Hayley that it was in need of an update, especially as the original colours on some of the play equipment had weathered away and the boundary fencing had also started to fall down which added to its tired appearance.

"I was delighted to be able to use my budget to help improve the park for all of its users and I hope it can now continue to be enjoyed for many years to come."

Hayley, who often takes her two children to the park, said: "The park looks so much better and all the children love it.

"All you can hear is how much better the park looks from lots of excited happy children."