A CHILDREN'S play area in Keighley is to undergo a revamp.

Existing equipment will be refurbished and new apparatus installed at the popular facility in Victoria Park.

Pieces being added for toddlers include a multi-play unit, two new sets of swings and two springy units.

For juniors, there will be a multi-play facility, a four-way seesaw and balancing equipment.

The scheme will also include the installation of new safety surfacing where required.

And it is proposed to replace the existing safety gates to the play area.

Bradford Council says work on the upgrade is due to start this month or in early February, depending on the weather.

A spokesperson adds: "The play area will need to be closed whilst the work is being carried out.

"We expect that it will be able to reopen in March."

The project is welcomed by Bradford Council’s executive member for healthy people and places, Councillor Sarah Ferriby.

She says: "I am delighted that we are able to carry out these improvements to the play equipment in Victoria Park.

"I’m sure that both the refurbished apparatus and new pieces of equipment being installed will provide enjoyment for lots of children for many years to come."