A COMMUNITY is raising funds to ensure its planned new play area can be used by everyone.

Residents in Morton-on-Swale near Northallerton are aiming to raise about £100,000 for the renovation of the village’s playground, which they intend to make accessible to children with disabilities from the nearby Dales School.

Morton-on-Swale Parish Council hopes to replace the current dilapidated equipment and replace it with a range of play equipment such as a floor trampoline, wheelchair-friendly pathways and a roundabout that can carry wheelchairs and pushchairs.

So far £40,000 has been raised for the project.

Several plans for the site have already been drawn up and residents are invited to give their views on the plans at a fun day due to take place at the site on Sunday, May 8.

Kirsty McGready, from Morton-on-Swale said: “Hopefully by holding this event on the playing field, people will be able to visualise what could be there and come up with their own ideas of what they would like to see.

“We will have some displays and be asking people what they think. If we’re going to spend this money we want to make sure it’s really what people want. It’s a beautiful playing field and it’s about getting people together and using that space.”

Proposed plans will be available to view the family fun day in Morton-on-Swale. The event will also involve cream teas, a bouncy castle, yoga sessions, fancy dress and refreshments.

For more information visit; morton-on-swale-parish-council.co.uk