A cycle pump track installed at a Burnley park is proving a 'great success'.

Plans were drawn up earlier this year to create the track as part of wider improvements at Calder Park involving residents supported by Burnley Council.

Campaigners have worked tirelessly to help improve the park off Pendle Way in Ightenhill, adjacent to the River Calder, including raising money to help fund the new track.

Cllr John Harbour, the council’s executive member for housing and environment, said: “There’s still some finishing touches to be completed but it’s already proving popular. "It’s an excellent example of the council working with residents to improve their area and make a really positive difference in their local community.”

Residents met on-site with council chief executive Mick Cartledge and ward councillors to talk about the next phase of work, improving footpaths to make the park more accessible.

Kirsty Carter, chair of the Friends of Calder Park group, said: “The Friends group was set up by three local working mums with the aim of making Calder Park somewhere that got children outdoors, and active, happy and healthy. With the help of Burnley Council we’ve achieved that and it’s a great asset for the area.”

The full cost of the scheme is £13,462, of which the Friends of Calder Park raised £11,463 and the council contributed the remainder.