Council meeting cancelled as town reviews playscape plan

Children taking part in an Easter bonnet competition at Wymondham's King's Head Meadow earlier this

Children taking part in an Easter bonnet competition at Wymondham's King's Head Meadow earlier this year. From left are Maisie Hastings, James Ringer, Woody Hastings and Preston Buxton. Picture: Sue Day - Credit: Archant

A proposal for a sub-master plan intended to pave the way for a new-look play area at Wymondham's King's Head Meadow has been received by the town council.

And a council meeting planned for Tuesday, July 4 has been cancelled to allow time for the plans to be reviewed, and discussed with Wymondham Town Football Club, which leases the meadow.

At a meeting led by mayor Robert Savage on June 6 the council voted by a margin of seven votes to six to adopt a proposal from Play England's Phil Doyle and Bernard Spiegal to create the plan, as a first step towards developing the meadow's play area.

READ MORE: Wait continues in long-running dispute over Wymondham's King's Head Meadow play areaIt follows long-standing complaints from resident of nearby Orchard Way over noise and anti-social behaviour at the current play area, which they say started after the installation of additional pieces, known as the playscape, in 2014.

Trevor Gurney, town clerk, said in a statement about the cancellation: 'At present, there is very little business to be conducted other than the normal housekeeping requirements.

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'It is likely that the initial design brief will need to be reviewed in scope before it is presented to the council for discussion.

'In the circumstances with the agreement of Cllr Savage the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4th July 2017 has been cancelled.'

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