MULTI-MILLION pound work to make essential improvements at Worsbrough Reservoir are set to be completed by next spring.

It includes repairs to the north and south banks of the reservoir, focusing on preserving the area for decades to come.

The work is taking place throughout 2023 and is due to be completed by spring 2024.

The project is set to cost around £2m - and Coun John Clarke said the council are attempting to keep disruption to a minimum.

He told the Chronicle: “We have tried to keep disruption to visitors to a minimum and while the work is taking place, all parts of the country park have and will remain open, however, some areas may be sectioned off for short periods of time or diversions put in place.

“Costing in the region of £2m - £100,000 of which is being funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral City Region - this is obviously a major project, and as such involves considerable effort, we have attempted to expedite all aspects of the work as quickly as possible to make the area as safe as possible and to accommodate the many people who use the reservoir and country park.”

Coun Clarke is encouraging residents to attend a public consultation event on Thursday at the Mill Training Room between 11am and 3pm.