A fun day to help gather support for a play park and “integral part” of the local community will be held next week.

The fun day will be held to gather support and ideas from the local community in planning and development of the Glebelands play park.

The fun day will feature craft stalls, bouncy castles, burger vans, an ice cream van, football and sponge throwing stands, plus live acoustic music.

Wayne Roberts, the fun day organiser said: “[the] park had been an integral part of the local Hakin and Hubberston community for many years.

“In recent years however, the park has lost a lot of play equipment through vandalism and the local authorities currently do not have the funding to replace all the many items once located at the site.

“We aim to gather ideas about what is required for the local community and gather supporting signatures from local residents to get approval for the development.

“We will also try to answer any concerns residents may have about the park being developed.”

Mr Roberts added: “The final objective for us is to create a community area for all ages where children can play safely, we hope to have the park fenced in with local key holders to open and close the park at set times, in doing this we hope to avoid vandalism and bring life back into a key area of the local community.”

The Glebelands fun day will start at 1pm on Saturday, September 14, at the current Glebelands play park. Children must be accompanied by an adult