FUNDING is being sought to carry out improvements at two Peebles parks.

The Royal Burgh of Peebles Callants Club wants to upgrade benches and add picnic tables to Hay Lodge Park and Victoria Park.

The request will be discussed at the town’s common good fund sub-committee next week.

A spokesperson for the club said: “The Callants Club are looking to source funding from the small schemes budget to enable us to upgrade several benches in Hay Lodge Park and add four picnic tables within the park for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the surroundings.

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“Some benches have been repaired but many do need [to be] replaced/upgraded.

“We also wish to supply two picnic tables to Victoria Park next to the new playpark to provide extra seating for families.

“There is limited seating within the new playpark and many families currently have to stand or sit on the grass.”

The group is looking to purchase six benches and six picnic tables in total.

The spokesperson said the club had been quoted £350 per bench and £107 per picnic table.

It said the funding would reduce its costs by 50 per cent.