A park has reopened its playground after being out of use since November last year.

The children’s play area in Nuttall Park in Ramsbottom has been refurbished with new equipment at a cost of around £100,000.

Work was initially hoped to be finished by Christmas but work was halted over the festive period due to poor weather conditions.

The bandstand in the park was also restored last year after work on it began in 2021.

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Bury Times: Cllr Gareth Staples-Jones giving a helping hand at the parkCllr Gareth Staples-Jones giving a helping hand at the park (Image: Cllr Gareth Staples-Jones)

Cllr Gareth Staples- Jones, deputy cabinet member for strategic growth, said: "Nuttall Park playground has benefitted from £100,000 being invested from the council to refurbish all the play equipment and soft surfaces to make it fit for purpose for the future.

"Despite the significant cuts to our budget from central government, we want to invest in our parks so residents can enjoy their parks with good play equipment in a safe environment.

"We’ve worked closely with Friends of Nuttall Park on installing the new bandstand and the new play equipment.

"The group do a wonderful job helping encourage use of the park and we hope to support them further.

"Nuttall Park is one of 14 parks that have achieved Green Glag status in the Borough thanks to our incredible parks team working with the respective volunteers and communities in each township.”