A NEW pavilion with public toilets is included in plans to revamp a park on Dunbar’s clifftops.

Proposals to revitalise Winterfield Park, off the town’s North Road, have been drawn up by East Lothian Council, with a series of images and information boards on display at the town’s Bleachingfield Centre.

Dunbar and East Linton ward member Councillor Norman Hampshire encouraged members of the public to go along and have their say.

He said: “There is a high demand for the parks that we have in Dunbar.

“As the town grows in size, we have got to make sure we make best use of every bit of green space that we have.”

A proposed theme for the park would be to celebrate the varied geology of the county.

Information cairns and distance markers could be created around a circular path.

The creation of paths, additional trim trail equipment and the retention of the putting green are among the ideas highlighted, as well as a new football area with permanent goals.

However, potentially the most ambitious aspect of the scheme is the creation of a new pavilion with access to public toilets.

The potential of a pavilion comes after Winterfield Pagoda, which dated back to the 1920s, was torn down in March last year.

Capital investment could also be made in a tree shelter belt, rural parkour – or free-running – elements in timber and additional benches and seating.

Another major project could be the creation of “a low-key but iconic ‘gateway’ feature” which would welcome walkers off the John Muir Way and into the park. That would require special funding applications.

Stuart Gibb, area manager of Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership (DELAP), said that consultation had already taken place with groups such as DELAP and the town’s community council, as well as various departments of East Lothian Council.

He said: “The area partnership is supporting the acknowledgement that the town is getting bigger.

“Facilities and amenities need to be on the ball in terms of that growth to ensure that we have suitable and sustainable facilities moving forward.”