PLANS to transform a village play park are really taking off, thanks to a bumper cash boost from a generous housebuilder.

Residents in Houston are raising funds to transform Helicopter Park, next to the Compass Centre, which they say is “not fit for purpose.”

The Houston Play Park Improvement Group hopes to follow in the footsteps of a successful campaign to improve Crosslee Swings Park, which was completed in 2015 after an £80,000 fundraising drive.

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And they’ve been given a helping hand by a £1,000 donation from developers CALA Homes (West).

Group chair Sam Love said: “It’s really important to us that we improve facilities here, as there isn’t much for little ones. The park is simply crying out for new equipment.

“We’d like to thank CALA for its £1,000 contribution, which is a big step forward in our fundraising ambitions.”

Plans to improve the park include play equipment, a multi-gym for people of all ages, picnic benches and raised vegetable beds in a community garden.

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