A PARK enjoyed by children and families is getting a revamp.
The exciting new project is at Staincliffe Park on Dewsbury Gate Road in Batley.
The first stage of refurbishment will focus on the park’s pavilion, which will get a new roof and internal fittings.
Kirklees Council, which is carrying out the work, says the pavilion should be finished in April in time for the summer bowling season.
The second phase is scheduled to be completed in time for the summer holidays. It includes a play area for younger children with safety surfacing, a half-size multi-use games area, an art feature created by Staincliffe CE (VC) Junior School pupils and new fencing and paths.
The project follows consultation with the Friends of Staincliffe Park group, Staincliffe CE (VC) Junior School and the local community through meetings, leaflet drops and an open day.
It has been funded by Section 106 money – money allocated to the council when new homes are built in the area – as part of the planning approval for the development at Highfield Chase at the former Thomas Carr factory site.
As part of the plan the developers were required to provide funding for improvements to and maintenance of the park.
Colin Eyre of the Friends of Staincliffe Park, said: “The Friends of Staincliffe Park have worked for three years to get this project under way and we are delighted that our efforts are now coming to fruition.
“The park will be a great resource which everyone can enjoy and we hope it will help to bring the whole community together in caring for, and taking pride in, the area in which we live.”