A Bolton councillor is calling for improvements to be made to a park in their ward. 

The calls are being made for more investment in Astley Bridge Park, off Moss Bank Way.

The area is said to be "well-used", backing onto Holy Infant & St Anthony RC Primary School and also near to Thornleigh Salesian College. 

Ward councillor, Hilary Fairclough, wants to funding for new facilities, particularly for the play area, including groundwork and playing equipment. 

She said: "I'm trying to get some improvements to the park. What we are trying to do is real improvements to Astley Bridge Park, particularly the play area for the children. 

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"I have been trying for years to get something done and put money aside in the budget. 

"I am looking at extra funding, there has been money that has come through from the Government for parks and we are looking to see if the council are amenable to do it in Astley Bridge. 

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"I can't think how much, if any, has been spent on it in the last 20 years." 

She added: "The biggest problem with Astley Bridge Park is the play area has got one of those bouncy, kind of like a carpet, floors, and it is shocking. I think they're trip hazards.

"I know how exceptionally wet it can be, but it is awful and at the end of the day, the children and adults of Astley Bridge deserve better. 

"It is a well-used park, near a primary school and a secondary school, it is well-used by residents and it is an embarrassment. 

"I am hoping to try and get some substantial money together to improve it." 

Cllr Fairclough added that anyone who would like to be involved with work on the park should contact her on: hilary.fairclough@bolton.gov.uk. 

She added: "There are a couple of officers at the council who have been really good in getting back to me straight away and are as enthusiastic about it as I am, so I am hopeful that something may happen."