THE opening of a brand-new play facility in Radnor Park went down a treat with youngsters after residents decided to bring back a sense of community to the area.

The Central Radnor Park Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) expressed concern at the lack of children's facilities in the area to West Dunbartonshire Council and secured £150,000 to build the park.

An open day was enjoyed by more than 100 members of the community on Saturday to celebrate the completion of the play park.

The residents worked in partnership with the Environment Trust to design and build exactly what they wanted, and work on a multi-use games area is set to start at the beginning of next year.

Naomi Stevenson, chairperson speaking on behalf of Central Radnor Park TRA, said: “The opening day went fantastic. We were so happy with the amount of people who showed up to support this project.

“It was great to see so many children thanking us for something so simple as a play park. It was also great to see all different generations together in the one place as one big community again, and we hope this is just the start of great things to come.

“We will continue to keep fighting for this community and continue to work hard to give its tenants and residents what they deserve.”

Councillor John Mooney, who helped secure the funding, said: “It is great to see the whole community, young and old, working together to improve the local environment.”

Youth group Y Sort It were there to show their support on the day, free food and drink was donated by Vans Sales, Graham Dairies and Rollover Hot Dogs whilst Clann An Drumma provided the entertainment throughout the afternoon.