Playground equipment and play area fencing could be replaced by a borough council in the Workington area as long as they are then maintained by community groups.

That is what is being proposed by Allerdale council to ensure that the playgrounds are not removed altogether, reports

Nine different play areas could be repaired at costs between £40,747 and £98,540, but any sites that have no interest shown could be removed.

Councilllor Michael Heaslip told the news provider that the authority will see if there are "alternative arrangements" to closure.

"The one-off cost to replace or repair them is not that much, and they will give a lot of benefit to the communities who use them, provided that other people such as community groups or residents' associations take on the maintenance," he explained.

Elsewhere, a play area in Norton looks set to have new fencing put in place after a £70,000 grant from Stockton Council.

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