AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD from Altrincham wrote to her local councillors about how much she missed the monkey bars at Stamford Park.

And Lila McElhinney was delighted after being enlisted by OneTrafford in choosing a new climbing frame for the park.

Following a consultation with the the park's friends group, a number of climbing frame options suitable for the available space at Stamford Park were put forward to Lila and her friends.

The ‘pick-up-sticks’ climbing frame, which features monkey bars, has now been installed in a new location within the junior play area. The climbing frame is now situated away from under the tree canopy, allowing more sunlight to cast over the new unit. This will allow the timber to dry off properly following rainy or damp weather.

Lila said: “I’m so excited about getting a new climbing frame at Stamford Park, with monkey bars! I am so happy to be able to be part of this because I’ve been coming to Stamford Park since I was little.”

Cllr Liz Patel, executive councillor for leisure, added: “Thank you to Lila and her friends for getting involved with this project and showing us your passion for your local park.”