LANDEWEDNACK Parish Council’s bid to replace the children’s playground in The Lizard Recreation Ground has been approved by the council and creation is underway.

The project, which will cost in excess of £25,000, will see a new layout with a lifeboat theme.

The equipment will include play structures, such as a lifeboat launch ramp, climbing frames and much more to keep the children happy.

Councillor Barry Browning, chairman of Landewednack Parish Council, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to approve the plans for the playground.

“Currently the playground is in desperate need of work and the council felt it would be better and more cost effective to start afresh with brand new equipment. We hope that the new |facilities will help |youngsters in their development in a fun and safe environment.”

The works will be carried out by the local |organisation Outdoor Play People, which makes the equipment at St Columb Major using stainless steel components made near Falmouth and wood from a Cornish timber supplier.

Mr Browning added: “I would like to thank the members of the council who have taken a great deal of time to work with |various suppliers in order to gain a quote that we felt offered value for money, yet would give us a playground to be truly proud of.

“I would also like to thank the Open Space team at Cornwall Council and our local ward member, Councillor Carolyn Rule, for their assistance in securing the necessary funding for this ambitious project.”

Work on the project is expected to be completed later this month and there will hopefully be an |opening event soon |afterwards.

The parish council has apologised that due to certain issues with safety concerns and insurance of the previous equipment, part of the park will be closed.

The council hopes that members of the community will “bear with them”, as when the project is |completed, “it will be worth the wait.”