New playpark just what the doctor ordered

Stalham Town Council chairman, Dr Duncan Edmonds, joins parents at the opening of the new play park

Stalham Town Council chairman, Dr Duncan Edmonds, joins parents at the opening of the new play park in Millside. Picture: MAURICE GRAY - Credit: MAURICE GRAY

Stalham Town Council chairman, Dr Duncan Edmonds, spearheaded a long campaign to transform a 'spare' piece of land.

A new play park in Stalham is just what the doctor ordered.

Town Council chairman, Dr Duncan Edmonds, spearheaded a campaign to transform a 'spare' piece of land in Millside.

And councillors, volunteers and parents gathered to officially open a new play area for youngsters in Stalham.

Deemed unsuitable for housing because of its narrow access, the plot had been unofficially adopted as a play area by local youngsters.


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But the council were keen to upgrade the facilities on offer.

As well as new swings and slide, they have added a swing wheel and climbing planks.

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Dr Edmonds, who officially opened the revamped playground, said: 'It had taken some time to install and replace the equipment to a safety standard which can be costly, but the area needed to be available for the children as a healthy option.

'Although the play area is overlooked by surrounding houses, it is very important to have the help of parents and guardians, to help supervise.'

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