A newly refurbished Renton play park was put to the test by keen youngsters recently following a £15,000 revamp.

Cordale Housing Association selected the Glen View play area to receive the funding, which has helped with the removal of old equipment, as well repairing the surface and installing pieces of equipment suitable for younger pre-school age children.

The money for the project came from the Cordale Environment Fund and is decided by a committee made up of a majority of residents, with the central aim of carrying out environmental improvements that are valued by residents and make a difference in the community.

The housing association's chief executive, Martin Walker, joined little helpers from a local Renton Mother and Toddler Group to help unveil and test out the new facility at a recent launch.

Mr Walker, vice chairperson of Cordale Housing Association, said: “The play park is looking great and it’s brilliant to see the children enjoying the new equipment. We are really delighted with the upgrade and it’s a great example of the changes the Community Environmental Fund can bring.

"On behalf of Cordale Housing Association I’d like to thank all the staff and the committee for their hard work in getting the play park to where we are today.”