Metal railings will be part of more than £50,000 worth of improvements made to a public park in Nuthall, Nottinghamshire.

The Basil Russell Playing Fields will be boosted by new railings, play park equipment, pathways, a picnic area and new public toilets, reports the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser.

Nottinghamshire County Council put forward a £40,000 grant for the improvements after complaints from residents about the condition of the park.

After Nuthall Sports Week last summer, residents said more facilities for children were needed and the toilets were felt to have "let the park down", the newspaper said.

In addition, £10,000 in funding from Kimberley Institute Cricket Club, which uses the field, will see the creation of a new cricket pitch for youngsters to play on.

It is hoped the improvements will be ready in time for this year's sports event, which takes place between August 1st and 15th.

Recently, metal railings went up at woodland in Bedfordshire to protect both the walkers and mountain bikers who use it.

The Forestry Commission erected the fencing at Rowney Warren Wood in Shefford, a popular spot for walkers that neighbours a mountain bike park called Fat Trax, Bedfordshire on Sunday reports.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800519748-ADNFCR