Pledge to overhaul rundown play area

Coun George Fairhurst at the play area
Coun George Fairhurst at the play area

A campaigning councillor has secured a pledge to overhaul a rundown play area in Standish.

Residents had repeatedly complained to Independent councillor George Fairhurst over the condition of the swings and slide on Churchlands Lane.

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And after discussions with developer Morris Homes, Coun Fairhurst says he is hopeful it will be overhauled in the near future.

He added: “It needs a bit of a shot in the arm but it took a bit of digging to find out who was responsible for the play area.

“All credit to Morris Homes though, when I raised the matter with them, and told them what it was like, they agreed to do something about it without any arguments.”