Metal railings will go up at one of Bolton's most prized parks as part of £5.1 million development project.

Railings and steel gates will be installed at various entrances to Queen's Park, the Bolton News reports.

An existing Grade II-listed lodge will also be transformed into a community hub to be used by organisations, housing meeting spaces, a cafe and toilet

Hooped security fencing around the park's lakes has also gone up.

The cash for the project came from the Lottery Fund in 2009.

Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, Bolton Council's executive member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer, told the newspaper: "We are delighted that work will be starting soon on the next phase of the redevelopment of Queen's Park."

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