The future of disputed Wymondham play area should be revealed within weeks

Children at the protest over the removal of play equipment at King's Head Meadow, Wymondham, last we

Children at the protest over the removal of play equipment at King's Head Meadow, Wymondham, last week .PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The fate of play equipment at Wymondham's King's Head Meadow could be known by early October.

Norfolk County Council plans to publish a report on the effects of pieces of equipment installed in 2014 at a cost of £75,000, and recommend whether or not they should be relocated.

The town council voted to remove the playscape equipment earlier this year because of complaints over noise from neighbours in nearby Orchard Way.

However, the county council stepped in to mediate in the face of strong community opposition to the removal, which included a week-long sit-in to stop contractors accessing the site.

County council officers have hosted two drop-in sessions for people to give their views, and they now plan to visit Robert Kett Junior School, Wymondham High School and Wymondham College to give children and young people the chance to have their say on the issue.


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The county will start reviewing the feedback on Friday, and will then put together a report, to be published on the town council website by Friday, October 7. Views can also be sent to cs.wymondhamplaygroundconsultation@norfolk.gov.uk.

People can also send their opinions in by post to Amy Brooke, South Norfolk Early Help Hub, South Norfolk District Council, Cygnet Court, South Norfolk

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