OVER 400 people have signed a petition calling for the Corsehill area of Kilwinning to have its own swing park.

And while the project to build a play park in the area is just starting off, it already has the backing of the Corsehill community.

There are two potential sites in the area, one at Redstone Wynd and the other potential location is Keir Hardie Crescent.

And last weekend Councillor Donald Reid took time on a day off to head to Gourock to look at a play park that had newly been installed by Inverclyde Council.

This could be the style of park that gets the go ahead in Corsehill.

Councillor Reid said: “I researched a park in Gourock where new play equipment had been installed and it was very impressive.

“As one of the local members, I was approached by the community to discuss play parks in the Corsehill area.

“I have been working with the Aberlour Trust and received the survey findings and petition.

“We have had a meeting with people from the community and our community services team.

“I have to say that we are at the very early stages of a swing park being installed in the area.

“The next stage is for the community group to bid for funding and then see where we are at.”

The campaign to have a park put into Corsehill is being run by Julie-Ann Peacock who set up the petition, gathered 431 signatures and has organised meetings with North Ayrshire Council. And she is hopeful that the park will go ahead with support from the community.

The busy Kilwinning councillor has been involved for several years in making improvements to McGavin Park in the town.

Only last month he helped install new picnic benches into the Dalry Road park.

McGavin Park also has an outdoor gym and zip slide, making it now one of the busiest parks in North Ayrshire.

Councillor Reid told the Herald this week: “During lockdown more people were getting out and about and enjoying spending time at McGavin Park.

“For that reason it was important to add some more seats to allow people to have a rest if they were out for their daily walk.”