Cornwall Council is consulting on design proposals for improving a small children’s play area on Foxes Lane in Mousehole, near Penzance, and would like to hear the views of the public.

The designs, which are all suitable for young children, have been produced by leading experts in playground manufacture. Four options have been shortlisted and the local community are being invited to vote for their favourite design online. The designs will also be taken to the local primary school, for the pupils’ votes, and will be made available to interested groups. The deadline for the public consultations is June 14.

Stuart Wallace, the council's public space officer, said: “Cornwall Council have made £20,000 of funds available to upgrade the current facilities, which have reached the end of their natural life. The designs are inspired by suggestions made during the consultations held during the winter/spring. Works will begin on the winning design during the first half of the school summer holiday, in order to be completed by mid-August 2017. This is to avoid causing access problems to the school and visitors, due to the limited space available on Foxes Lane.”

Funding for the project will be provided from designated funds from Cornwall Council’s Capital Play Programme.

For more information contact the Public Space team on 0300 1234 202 or email