Picnic at the park event in Wymondham draws hundreds
- Credit: Ian Burt
Three weeks after residents staged a sit-in to stop the removal of much-loved play equipment at a public park, a community picnic has been held to mark the victory.
More than 200 people were at King's Head Meadow in Wymondham yesterday for the event.
King's Head Meadow Playscape Group spokesman Dave Roberts said he was delighted so many people had come along. He said: 'This is going to be the first of many events here at the park. This is all about family and community spirit, and it shows how important this park is to the people of Wymondham.'
Strange Fascination Theatre Company performed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on the meadow. An ice-cream van was selling sweet treats in the warm weather, and later on more than 100 balloons were launched bearing the message 'Save King's Head Meadow'.
Wymondham Town Council voted to remove some pieces of play equipment because of complaints over noise from neighbours, but residents stopped contractors' attempts to carry out the action. Norfolk County Council is now trying to mediate a solution.