Three parks are being revamped using money from property developers.

Flamsteadbury Lane play area was improve using £20,625 from developers, £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and around £10,000 from Redbourn Parish Council to refurbish the play area, resurface the floor and install outdoor fitness equipment nearby.

At the Everlasting Lane play area in Batchwood, a new sputnik roundabout and fencing have been installed, using a contribution of £6,325 from a developer, and Colney Heath Parish Council will spend £50,000 to revamp the Roestock Park play area.

The council intends to buy new gates, repair existing equipment and build a multi-use games area and other equipment, the latter of which will be installed in the summer.

Of the £50,000 in this project, £6,893 has come from a developer contribution.

Cllr Daniel Chichester-Miles, who is responsible for environment for St Albans City and District Council, said: "These three revamped play areas directly benefit the community.

"They were identified as suitable to receive funding following discussions between council officers and district and parish councillors.”

There contributions, known as Section 106 contributions, are part of planning policy which means developers who build in an area must invest money into local infrastructure, and the council's cabinet received the details of these contributions at their meeting on February 27.