December 12 2013 Latest news:
Norman Lamb MP and Tom FitzPatrick, leader of NNDC, launch the new Kidabout play equipment at Sea Palling playing field. Norman and Tom give ten year-old wheelchair user Angel Allen, and other local children, a push on the equipment. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY
Friday, August 16, 2013
Fun-loving Angel Allen can sit in comfort as she enjoys a trip on the merry-go-round in her local playground.
Sea Palling now has its own ‘kidabout’ roundabout, specially designed to allow wheelchair users such as Angel, 10, to enjoy a ride.
The kidabout’s ground-floor base and wide entry means Angel, of St Margaret’s Place, can park her wheelchair easily on board, and enjoy a whirl alongside little brother Ben, four.
The kidabout was bought through the village’s Sea Palling with Waxham Community Trust, which topped up a £5,000 grant from North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) Big Society Fund. North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb and Tom FitzPatrick, leader of NNDC, were guests at yesterday’s official opening.