A CHILDREN’S play park in Haverfordwest is being given a new lease of life.

The Bridge Meadow Trust, which is administered by Haverfordwest Town Council, is being helped by Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK to make a start on much-needed improvements to the park, which is located on the riverside next to Morrison’s supermarket.

Town Mayor Councillor Sue Murray welcomed the development, saying it would be of “great benefit” to the local community.

Chairman of the Bridge Meadow Trust Cllr Brian Griffiths explained the work was part of a plan to refurbish the whole site and bring “everything up to a high standard”.

Jones Bros recently completed a major scheme near the park to pave the way for a multi-million pound housing and retail development.

For just £1, the firm will remove a redundant concrete base and poles from the park and carry out earthworks to smooth the area. This will allow the installation of picnic benches so parents can sit and watch their children as they play.

Bridge Meadow Trust member Cllr Jon Collier said: “It is fantastic Jones Bros is doing this work for us. It’s a huge help and a big weight off our minds.

“Jones Bros has a great reputation and it is very reassuring to have this work carried out by them, giving us great peace of mind.

“This piece of land is very well used by people in the town, including young families and little ones from a pre-school nursery so it is crucial great care and effort goes into making sure it is safe and secure.”

Further future improvements include the replacement of children’s play equipment.

Geraint Thomas, southern regional manager for Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, said the firm was “more than happy” to help out.