A NEW viewing platform is being installed on the Old Baths site in Parkgate so people can see and study marsh birds.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has partnered with the Parkgate Society to deliver the new viewing platform.

Funding to secure this new development for visitors to the Old Baths site has been achieved through a successful Cheshire West Crowd funding campaign.

The campaign raised over £20,000 and saw donations made to the scheme from residents, as well as Neston Town Council.

The viewing platform will create an opportunity for people to be able to see and study marsh birds, as well as enhancing the space for people to dwell and enjoy its splendour.

Works will begin on Friday, November 10 with the initial clearance and are expected to take three weeks.

Cllr Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing said: "The creation of a view platform is an exciting development for the Old Baths, Parkgate and will offer its many visitors a fantastic opportunity to really see the many majestic birds on the Marshes.  

"As a champion of the innovative Cheshire West Crowd, I am delighted that the funding to deliver this exciting new development has been achieved through it. 

"It is particularly pleasing to see how many residents and organisations have backed the scheme to make it possible – showcasing community empowerment in action."