Park opening celebrations

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Families are celebrating as a long-awaited scheme to resurrect a town’s recreation ground is finally launched on Saturday.

Gorsey Bank play area in Wirksworth will be officially opened at 11am.

Derbyshire County Council pulled the plug on the long-awaited scheme, last July, leaving residents furious.

The funding was withdrawn due to government spending cuts.

But in January councillors announced they would now be receiving money, meaning the new children’s play area’s could be built – and after sixmonths the facility is finally up and running.

A multi-use games area, cra-dle swing and climbing frame are among the attractions at the site.