WORK is underway on a scheme to upgrade Llanfairfechan’s Victoria Gardens which is due to be completed by the end of May.

Town councillor Alison Chadwick said: “We are planning a grand opening and community event over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend.”

Cllr Chadwick explained the scheme is divided into three sections, she said: “The first section was used historically for crazy golf, but it had fallen into disuse over many years and become a health and safety hazard.

“So it was decided to remove the crazy golf course and make the area into a large grassed family and picnic area next to the children’s play equipment.

“This area will have some new benches and a concrete barbeque. While removing the crazy golf course the remains of some American Army huts from World War II have been discovered. This means we have to find a quantity of additional topsoil to cover the foundations of the huts before we can have the turf laid. We would welcome any suggestions as to where the top soil can be acquired.”

She added: “The second area is where the new skatepark will be located. Most of the ramps on our old skatepark had to be removed for health and safety reasons. Working with Conwy County Borough Council we have secured funding for the new skatepark.

“The third and final section is the refurbishment of the old tennis court to create a young children’s road track with traditional games such as snakes and ladders and hopscotch.”