New play equipment worth £18,000 installed in Ormesby

Play equipment is being replaced on the green at Ormesby. Workers arrived on Sunday to fence off the

Play equipment is being replaced on the green at Ormesby. Workers arrived on Sunday to fence off the area and dismantle what what was there. - Credit: Archant

As a climbing frame, two sets of swings and a horse were taken away from the village green at Ormesby contractors were this week poised to install new apparatus worth more than £18,000.

However children will have to wait several weeks until June 24 when the refurbishment will be complete to try out the new additions and deliver their verdict.

According to borough council spokesman David Wiles the project replaces 'life expired' equipment and forms part of a programme of refurbishment to a number of play areas worth over £70,000.

Other play areas that have been or are being upgraded include Falkland Way play area in Bradwell and those at West Somerton and Burgh Castle.

In Ormesby there will be a new climbing frame, two new sets of swings and a see-saw.


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The parish council said this week that it knew nothing about the new equipment springing up on the green which it owns until the contractors rolled in on Monday.

While welcoming the new additions parish clerk Sue Eagle added the council was pushing for adult trim-trail style equipment for Station Road as well.

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