New Caldewgate park to 'keep children out of trouble'

Council chiefs are hoping a new play and sports area in Carlisle will curb anti-social behaviour among young people.

Cumbria County Council and the city council are spending £140,000 on the project in Caldewgate.

The new multi-use games area will be built on the site of the old Trinity Church near the biscuit factory and take about 10 weeks to build.

The new park will be marked for football and basketball.

The project is also being backed by United Utilities and Riverside Housing.

Carlisle City Councillor Ray Bloxham, portfolio holder for environment and housing, said: "Providing facilities for our young people helps to prevent the boredom factor and possible anti-social behaviour."

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