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Mayor launches new South Lynn play area

PUBLISHED: 09:29 13 July 2011

Cllr Gary McGuinness gives West Norfolk Borough Mayor Colin Sampson a push on the zip wire at the opening of the new play area in South Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt.

Cllr Gary McGuinness gives West Norfolk Borough Mayor Colin Sampson a push on the zip wire at the opening of the new play area in South Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt.

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A new play area in South Lynn may not have been designed with mayors in mind – but that didn’t stop Colin Sampson when it came to launch day.

For Mr Sampson decided the only way to launch the £100,000 facility was by having a go himself.

The latest development in the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) was officially unveiled by West Norfolk Mayor Mr Sampson and a host of dignitaries. A play coach was even on hand to make sure the youngsters were having a good time on the site which was created when parts of the former Puny Drain were filled in during regeneration work in the area.

“I am really pleased to be opening this new area which will give local youngsters a great place to meet friends and have fun,” said David Pope, borough council cabinet member.

Some £45,000 of funding came from the Waste Recycling Group, £49,000 came from Groundwork UK and the Lottery’s Community Spaces Programme.

Funding also came from he borough council and the Homes and Communities Agency. Work on the Wisbech Road project started in February and has taken four months to complete.


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