What do you want from the junior play area at Bancroft Recreation Ground in Hitchin?

That's the question being put to residents by North Herts Council.

The council, with the help of landscape architects at Groundwork East, is redesigning the play area and is asking residents to give their views.

Those who are able to can come to the park between 2pm and 5pm on Monday, May 15. Residents can also complete an online survey, which will be open until May 28.

Cllr Steve Jarvis, executive member for environment and leisure, said: “We’d like children and families who use the play area and local residents to give us their views on the space including what they like and don’t like.

"We want the refurbishment to make the area brighter and safer for children to enjoy.”

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Catherine Browne, landscape architect at Groundwork East, added: “The aim will be to improve the play experience with some new equipment and a considered layout.

"This could include keeping the most popular pieces of equipment, new planting and other play features.”

Another consultation event will be held at the park on Tuesday, June 13, from 2pm to 5pm. At that event, the new design will be presented to residents.