WORK on Winsford Town Park is on schedule to be completed by January 2018.

Cheshire West and Chester Council, in conjunction with Winsford Town Council, is giving the park a complete makeover.

A multi-user games area, children’s play areas, new park furniture including bins, benches and signage and the introduction of wildlife habitats will form part of the project.

Mark Bailey, Winsford Town Council clerk, said work on the park on schedule to complete by January 2018.

The Winsford Neighbourhood Plan identified the park as an important space for local people who felt that open spaces could be better utilised to provide recreation for young people and children.

Cllr Brian Clarke, Cheshire West and Chester Council cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure, said: “The town park work is all part of the £200 million investment Cheshire West are making.

“We can’t make it tomorrow, £200 million takes time.

"What we are doing is giving the town back to the people.”

The upgrading of footpaths is ongoing and the mound of earth separating Mid Cheshire College from the park will soon be reduced so that the college feels more a part of the park.

The multi-user games area is now starting to take shape and other areas have been excavated to make way for the children’s play areas.