AN improvement programme is being prepared for a riverside park in Ludlow.

The first stage of the work is likely to be the refurbishment of the public toilets at the Linney Riverside Park and this is expected to take place early in 2019.

This means that the improvements will have been made in time for the next spring and summer season.

It is also hoped that improved seating and catering facilities can be provided that will enable people to buy basic drinks and snacks.

However, there are also more ambitious plans to increase the recreational facilities that are available to visitors and residents that use the site.

At one time it was possible for people to hire boats and there has been talk over many years of bringing this back to the riverside park. Ludlow Town Council hopes that this can become a reality.

There is also a proposal to provide a ‘pitch and putt’ golf course.

The Linney has been developed over many years and was at one time home to a swimming pool.

It is used throughout the year and has been a venue for part of the summer Fringe Arts Festival.

Ludlow author Rosemary Wood has written a book about the site in tribute to the late Paul Nicholls who led the development of the park.