TWO charities have teamed up to launch a project that aims to breathe new life into a dilapidated play park in Renfrewshire.

RIG Arts and Roar - Connections for Life will work with local people in Seedhill, Paisley, for their 'Park Life!' campaign, which is being financed by the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund from the Scottish Government, distributed by Engage Renfrewshire.

The charities will use creative activities to explore what improvements residents would like to see in their parks, specifically Mckerrell Street Play Park.

This comes after the chute in the park, the only usable piece of play equipment bar a small climbing frame, was recently removed.

Rebecca Livesey-Wright, project coordinator at RIG Arts, told The Gazette: "We're really excited to be expanding our work in Seedhill, bringing more investment for the local community and hopefully starting a process to get the play parks looking a bit better.

"Much needed improvements to the play parks are something we’ve heard from lots of people in Seedhill during our EVOLVE project and we’re pleased that this funding might help us to generate some ideas for what could be done."

Cassie Forbes, CEO of Roar - Connections For Life, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be working with our partners RIG Arts on this project in Seedhill, an area of which will flourish with this opportunity to enhance the whole environment and will bring the community closer together."

This new round of funding will be used to provide creative-led mental health support informing physical improvements to McKerrell Street Play Park.

Specifically, the areas that the project will focus on are intergenerational health walks, wellbeing-led creative workshops and a community wellbeing event.

If members of the public would like to get involved in this activity, they can email Rebecca at [email protected] or Lauren at [email protected].

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