COUNCILLORS in Prudhoe are hoping an old bowls pavilion in the town can be revamped and put to good use.

The building in Eastwoods Park has stood empty for years and has become neglected.

Now town and county councillors hope that suggestions from residents will come up with a solution to bring the building back into use.

Green spaces officer at Northumberland County Council, Sam Talbot, recently undertook some research about the park by going into the county archives, and discovered that the park will turn 100 years old this year.

County councillor for Prudhoe South, Coun. Gordon Stewart, said: “Eastwoods Park should be the jewel in the crown for Prudhoe, but it has been left for many years without its full potential being realised.

“The bowling pavilion is just one example of this.

“We are working with partners to look at how much interest there is in bringing the park back to life for the benefit of all.”

Coun. Stewart added that the plans were in their early stages and the first step was to understand the views of residents about whether they would like to see the area rejuvenated and, if so, what they would like done with it.

Options for the building, which is owned by Northumberland County Council, currently include use by community groups, businesses or a mixture of the two.

Funding for the scheme would be dependent on the preferred use for the building.