Steps are being taken to revamp a £100,000 play area after it was destroyed by arsonists.
Clayton Brook Park, off Great Greens Lane, in Clayton Brook, near Bamber Bridge, was destroyed after fire broke out earlier this month.
The £100,000 park, which included facilities for the sport of free-running, was one of the first of its kind when it opened in 2009.
Now meetings between Chorley Council and community groups have been held and a way forward has been agreed to make the area safe and less likely to attract anti-social behaviour.
Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “Action has been taken straight away to ensure that the area is a safe place for families to use and we have come to a decision that it will be best for the community to remove the damaged apparatus and relocate the youth shelter so that it can be closer to the football pitch.” The park was created as part of a joint venture between Chorley Council and housing company Places for People, funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces Programme.
Coun Wilson said: “It is a huge shame that mindless vandals have damaged this popular play equipment but community spirit in Clayton Brook is still at an all-time high.”
A police investigation is on-going and anybody who knows anything about the incident is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.