WORK has begun to ensure that Northwich’s leisure spots, play areas and green spaces are ready for summer.

The preparation work was outlined by Northwich Town Council clerk Chris Shaw at this month’s meeting.

All of the town council owned sites have already received a tidy up so that they are ready for the spring season.

Work is also due to be carried out at Church Walk Paddling Pool.

Speaking at the meeting during his town clerk’s report, Mr Shaw said: “All of our play area and green space sites have now had a winter tidy ready for spring and summer.

“Preparations are now underway to ready the paddling pool for the summer season along with the shop.

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Church Walk Paddling Pool

“We are looking to make improvements to the pool area by installing a non-slip surface around the edge of the pool.

“Both Vickersway and the paddling pool shops will have new slush machines for the 2020 summer season and we will be trialling sugar free slushes at both sites.

“Along with this and carrying on with our aim to reduce plastic use, all of the cups and straws will be made from paper.”

Also revealed at the council meeting was the news that the town council was unsuccessful in its bid to obtain funding from the Pocket Parks fund to refurbish Burnside Way play area in Winnington.

The council previously received a £75,000 grant from Veolia Environmental Trust to refurbishing play equipment and facilities at Verdin Park play area.

On this, Mr Shaw added: “We will continue to look for alternative funding streams.”