Plans for a new £70,000 playground next to Steeton’s Community Hub have been finalised.

But the parish council cannot submit funding applications for the under-12s play area for the next three months. It must wait until the next financial year because its target organisations have already given money recently for other projects in the village.

Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council is confident of attracting money from environmental funding bodies WREN and Yorventure.

Council chairman David Mullen said the organisations had funded the Community Hub, Steeton’s playground for older children, and improvements at Eastburn playing fields.

He said the parish council always intended to improve the rundown under-12s play area. “People are still using it, but it’s not fit for purpose,” he said.