THE members of the Saltcoats Active Lifestyle Team, SALT, are hoping to hear good news soon after meeting members of North Ayrshire Council to plead their case for the revamp of Winton Circus swing park.

They are on a mission to get the swing park transformed with new play equipment and want to bring back a pirate play ship, a tribute to the one that used to take pride of place at the shoreline

SALT chairperson Donna McGregor said: “We had an exciting meeting with the council on Friday and we are looking to prove to the people at the top that we are serious about improving Winton Circus.

“We now have hundreds of people supporting our Facebook group and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us. The words of encouragement that we have received has been great and I would also like to thank our committee for their tireless work.

“The committee is made up of volunteers who have given up so much of their time to try and get a great swing park for the children.

“I would also like to thank Councillor Jean McClung for all her advice over the last few months, she is an absolute diamond and has the same passion for this swing park as we have.”

Councillor Jean McClung added: “I am really hopeful of a positive outcome for our town.

“The children of Saltcoats deserve a play area to be proud of.

“The members of the group have been working tirelessly behind the scenes on fundraising ventures and support from local residents and businesses has been outstanding.

“The residents of Saltcoats are definitely engaged with the project and I have arranged for SALT to do a presentation at the council’s next Locality Partnership meeting and I am confident that this hard-working, inspired, and totally-committed group of volunteers will be supported by all in attendance.”