29/09/02: New play park to be installed in Dereham

Breckland Council has unveiled plans to completely refurbish a playpark in Dereham which will also see the play area enhanced.

The Sandy Lane playpark has been closed after routine inspections found some of the equipment was becoming unsafe. However, the council's investment of around £40,000 will see the old play equipment removed and replaced with brand new kit for local families to enjoy.

The new-look park will include a large climbing frame with a slide, new number and puzzle panels, swings, a farmyard-themed see-saw, spinners and a shop-front play area. New public benches will also be installed, with the whole play area surrounded by a bespoke picket fence.

It is expected that HAGS contractors will begin work on the installation in early November, with the playground due to reopen around the end of the year.

Cllr Paul Hewett, Executive Cabinet member for Breckland Council commented "We've been looking at various ways we can enhance the playpark and I'm sure families will love the enhanced and modern play equipment that will soon be in place."

Last updated: 06/10/2022 15:36:57