Work to create a new play park in Millom has been given another major funding boost.

Millom Town Council has confirmed that funding has been approved for phase two of the new play park in the town as FCC Communities Foundation allocated a £99,949 grant to the council.

As a result of this, children and young people in Millom are now waiting for work on the second phase of their new play park to get under way.

The grant will be used to undertake work on the park on St George’s Road, Millom.

This will provide new, inclusive play equipment, complementing the phase one development.

Acting mayor of Millom Ruth Peter believes that the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.

She said: “This project will provide a real boost to the young people of Millom.

“It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our new park taking shape over the next few months.”

Although an opening date has not been set, Cllr Peter hopes that the new park will be ready to use by summer 2021.

Richard Smith, senior grant manager at FCC Communities Foundation, added that he was pleased to help the park’s redevelopment.

He said: “We’re delighted to be supporting phase two of the play area improvement works at Millom Park and pleased our funding will help provide high quality play facilities for the community.

“FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one taking shape soon.”

FCC Communities Foundation awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.

Previously known as WREN, FCC Communities Foundation was established in 1997 and has provided more than £250m to more than 7,500 projects across the UK.