USAF major officially opens Carbrooke estate’s play area

Officialy opening of the Blenheim Grange play area, in Carbrooke. Pictured: Mjr Sean Lewis from the

Officialy opening of the Blenheim Grange play area, in Carbrooke. Pictured: Mjr Sean Lewis from the USAF's 727th Air Mobility Squadron, who cut the ribbon, with Carbrooke Parish councillors and members of the Blenheim Grange Residents Association and Action Play Leisure, who built the play area. Pictures by Tom Thurston. - Credit: Archant

A new play area on the Blenheim Grange estate in Carbrooke has been officially opened.

Carbrooke Parish councillors and members of the Blenheim Grange Residents Association and Action Play and Leisure, who built the playground, attended the opening on Friday.

The ribbon-cutting was performed by Major Sean Lewis of the USAF's 727th Air Mobility Squadron, based at RAF Mildenhall, who stepped in after George Freeman was unable to attend.

'I know the children of the estate will appreciate and enjoy what the council has been able to do for them and I certainly plan on bringing my daughter by sometime on our way to Norwich,' he said.

The playground, off Lancaster Avenue, was finally completed last month, after Carbrooke Parish Council's long battle to have the allocated land released by three developers who worked on the estate.

Phil Sampher, chair of the Blenheim Grange Residents Association, said there had been a 'great atmosphere' on the estate since its completion.

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