STUDENTS and locals worked together in a community day of action in Winchester.

The city council organised the day in the lower recreation ground in Stanmore bringing together local residents and students working along side each other.

Local city councillor for Stanmore Cllr Jamie Scott said: "From the moment people turned up for the second action day in the Cromwell Road Rec it was all schemes go. My thanks once against goes to council officers from the open spaces team, neighbourhood services and tenant involvement as well as Neal Allison from Osborne Property Services for his practical helping hand and for the many extra pair of hands from Winchester University students".

Cromwell Road Rec has seen much investment from the city council resulting in a brilliant new MUGA (Multi-use games area), youth shelter and BMX Track as well as planting of new trees along the main footpath.

Cllr Scott added: "This lower Recreation ground had been earmarked for housing from the Master planners back in 2013 but thankfully common sense resulting in keeping the open space from being built upon was the right decision and seeing the fantastic equipment now in the Rec makes this area of real importance to our community again".