AN OSWESTRY playground will be closed off for at least six weeks due to planned improvements.

The playground at Cae Glas Park, will be shut off to the public from September 17 for health and safety reasons while work is undertaken.

Students from the Marches school, who had work placements at Oswestry Town Council, have contributed to the plans for the playground, and they are now on display at the Pavilion Building in the park.

Mayor councillor, John Price, praised the town's playground but agrees that it is is need of some updating.

"The park and the playground are a great asset to the town," he said.

"The playground is extremely busy and requires some improvements to rejuvenate the offer to children.

"The Management Group who oversee the running of the park have wanted to improve the provision of inclusive and accessible play equipment – I think they have achieved that."

The plans will see the relocation of the adult fitness equipment to another part of the park and removal of the existing skate rider and cube climber. This will create space for new equipment to be installed.

Children will then be able to enjoy a new roundabout, nest swing, vortex multi-play climber, and new play panels.

There will also be improvements made to existing safety surfaces, updating of the gates and the creation of a small picnic area during the six to eight week closure.

"This represents a significant investment from Oswestry Town Council," cllr Price added.

"I think it is fantastic and am looking forward to seeing these plans come to life.

"The Council does apologise for the inconvenience, but this is a big project and it is important that everyone is kept safe as the work is carried out."