THE King George V Playing Fields at Newcastle Emlyn has launched a survey to get the views of local residents about its future development.

The park recently received a massive boost with £10,000 capital funding, thanks to Wales & West Housing, to be spent on a park improvement project.

A park spokesperson said: “We’ll be using it to upgrade the paths which were never completed when the park was refurbished over a decade ago.

“We will have a new path all way around the park which is wide enough for pushchairs, and tarmacked so kids can ride their bikes and scooters. Spoil from the work will be used to create a bike pump track.

“We’re be asking your opinions on the route the path should take and the development of the pump track.”

The cash from Wales and West is ring-fenced, meaning the committee is not allowed to use any of this money on day-to-day running costs such as maintenance and repairs, safety checks, grass-cutting and rubbish collection, and insurance.

The park needs arounds £3,000 a year to cover its basic costs.

“We still have to depend on donations and fundraising events for all that – and of course this year all events are cancelled with no town fireworks which is our biggest annual fundraiser,” added the spokesperson.

“We really hope we can raise the donations to keep the park open and enjoy this lovely new path.”

Teifi Chips recently handed over £250 to the committee, after donating £1 for every meal it sold on Bonfire night, while £100 has been donated from sales of a 2020 calendar produced by Debbie's Jewellers in the town.

Other fund-raising ventures in the town are also in the pipeline.

To complete the survey, go to the playing field’s Facebook page or go to the link

Closing date for the survey is November 28.