A funding bid for up to £500,000 for a popular Colwyn Bay attraction will be made late next month.

The Colwyn Bay Conservation and Environment Federation will put forward a bid for Heritage Lottery Fund's parks and people funding for maintenance and ongoing improvements for Parc Eirias.

Public consultations have been held and the group have been analysing results as to how much funding they need to apply for.

But works to be budgeted for will include restore existing footpaths, the creation of a multi-use plaza - in the area of the existing bowling green car park, create an outdoor performance space and the installation of a new orchard and green gym.

Ian Connor, a member of the Colwyn Bay Conservation and Environment Federation, said: "We would be very happy to bring this additional funding to Colwyn Bay and pleased that we would be able to make the planned improvements and relieved that such a long running project would finally be coming to fruition.

"Eirias Park is one of the major assets for the region for both residents and visitors.

"We are all residents and users of Eirias Park and as such we have developed the proposals initially based on our ideas and research.

"We then discussed making some improvements to the park with CCBC approximately 10 years ago and the proposals have been developed through many discussions and consultations in the intervening period."

Bids for the parks and people funding close on February 28, with a decision to be made on the successful applicants in June.