CALLS have been made for improvements to be carried out at a popular park.
Ruthin residents are concerned about the state of Cae Ddol and say it has become “scruffy”.
“The car park looks tired, the toilets are not very clean, the children’s play area is poorly managed for grass cutting and gardening and often rubbish is left lying about,” said
Tommy Milner, a resident in the town who is among others concerned about the area.
“Would you visit a scruffy park twice? I know I wouldn’t.
“Let's put this town of character and history back on the map.”
He said that residents would like to see the return of the paddling pool to the park.
Ruthin councillor Bobby Feeley said improvements had been made to the park in recent years and more were planned.
“The last two years it was there, the paddling pool was rarely used,” she said. “It was unhygienic by present day requirements, impossible to police and littered with cans and bottles, not an asset to Cae Ddol at all, hence decision to close.
“The zip wire and play ship was chosen by residents of Ruthin to replace, and is well used and popular.
“The lake and island renovation has been successfully concluded and will no longer run dry and leave wildlife stranded in mud, planting of new water vegetation was done a couple of weeks ago and the skate park has been transformed by local youth working with a professional graffiti artist.”
She added: “I hope people will look with new eyes and see what actually has been done and perhaps rather than grumble, come and join 'Friends of Cae Ddol' who have worked so hard to improve Cae Ddol and meet on a regular basis.”
A consultation event will be held this Saturday between 10am and 1pm at Ruthin Rugby Club.
Residents are invited to attend and share their views in replacing bridges in the park, installing a mountain bike track and opening a kiosk selling bird seed and pond dipping equipment.
A survey will also be available online from this Sunday at www.friendsofcaeddol.co.uk