Residents have teamed up with a housing provider to restore an underused park in Hulton following concerns over anti-social behaviour.

The site, formerly known as ABC Park, located on Platt Hill Road, was in a state of disrepair and not accessible for children and families.

And following complaints about it becoming a hotspot for anti-social behaviour, the community engagement team from Bolton at Home decided to involve residents in its restoration, inviting people to share their ideas about the future of the site.

Bolton at Home secured £20,000 from the council, following approval from Hulton ward councillors, and a further £46,834 from Valencia Communities Fund – an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for community, heritage, and biodiversity projects.

Bolton at Home’s south and central locality manager, Chris Wood, said: “We are thrilled with the development of ABC Park and would like to thank Bolton Council, Valencia Communities Fund and every member of the community who contributed to these plans.

“The park has now been reborn into an accessible new green space for our town, which can be enjoyed by children and families for many years to come.”

Contractors from Complete Construction cleared the park of old play equipment and concrete flooring and laid new grass.

They also added raised growing beds across the site and installed several seating areas to encourage dwell time.

It comes as Bolton at Home recently hosted a launch event where residents were invited to view the completed space for the first time.

They are now looking for suggestions of a new name as it continues to develop the site further.

Bolton at Home colleagues involved in this project include Chris Wood, South and Central Locality Manager, Nazira Patel, Community Development Officer and Anthony Holt, Community Engagement Project Officer.

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