VALE MP Alun Cairns and ward councillors have secured funding to improve the facilities at a Barry play park.

Highlight Park residents have long raised concerns at the state of their play park and since being elected as the local councillors, Vincent Bailey and Leighton Rowlands, along with Mr Cairns, have campaigned to see new investment to upgrade the park.

Funding has now been secured for new play equipment.

Mr Cairns said: “This is fantastic news that finally the park will see an upgrade.

“Parks play vital role for children to lead a healthy lifestyle but also they are vital to a community like Highlight Park.”

Vale council, Tory opposition leader, Cllr Bailey with fellow Dyfan ward Cllr Rowlands said: “When we were elected back in 2017 we made a promise to see the park upgraded and we are delighted along with Alun Cairns to secure funds, and deliver on our promise.”

The council will hold a drop-in session to hear residents’ views, in the Highlight Park community centre, from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday, September 12.

Consultation documents can be found at