Play area becomes Thetford’s first ‘smoke-free’ area in district-wide scheme
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A children's playground has become Thetford's first 'voluntary smoke-free zone'.
Castle Park play area is one of a number of play areas and schools in Breckland to take part in the initiative.
The playground's new sign was designed by Freya Gallant, from Attleborough. The seven-year-old won the 'public play areas' category in a competition organised by Breckland Council to encourage the introduction of smoke-free zones in areas used by children.
Thetford was the first town in the district to sign up to the initiative and 'smoke-free' signs will now go up in the town's 13 public play areas.
Breckland executive member for public protection Gordon Bambridge said: 'The aim of our project is not to prevent people from smoking, but to encourage people to smoke more responsibly away from where children congregate.'
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Mayor of Thetford Terry Jermy, who backs the project, said: 'Thetford Town Council is very pleased to support this project.
'Children's health is everyone's concern and, whilst this is a voluntary code, I would encourage smokers to get behind this initiative and make every effort not to smoke in or near our play areas.'
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