WORK has started on the children’s playground at Mile Oak Recreation Ground.

Builders moved on site to begin work on the new facility designed for children of all ages.

The work has been welcomed by Mile Oak Recreation Action Group, which has led a lengthy campaign for the playground to be upgraded.

Environment councillor Gill Mitchell said: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to work with residents to get this project up and running and deliver something really special for families in the area.”

Work is expected to take up to four weeks and will be followed by some improvements to Victoria Recreation play area.