Monday 25th September 2017

Villages in the Breckland area are getting new play and fitness equipment, thanks to £11,000 of grants from the council.

A £1,797 award to Great Cressingham Parish Council will fund the installation of a new kickwall on the village green. This is a metal structure incorporating a mini goal, basketball net, cricket wicket and side panels with targets

Cllr Frank Sharpe, Breckland Council member for Ashill ward said:

“The Parish Council is making great strides in their ongoing programme to improve the village green, and has already installed new play equipment and benches.

“Adding a kick wall to this will increase the range of sporting options available to suit a much wider range of ages and interests.”

Foulden Parish Council received a £4,620 award to install new equipment for the village recreation field as part of a project to redevelop the field as a sport and play area for residents.

This could include a basket swing, trim trail and a selection of exercise equipment.

Cllr Mike Nairn, Breckland Council member for Bedingfeld ward said:

“Foulden Parish Council held a series of public meetings last year, asking residents what should be done to improve life in the village.

“It was clear from the feedback that the lack of facilities for children was a major concern, so I am delighted that we were able to help fund these improvements.”

A £4,620 grant from Breckland will help Cockley Cley Parish Council to widen the appeal of their village play area.

The current equipment is designed principally for older children, so the addition of a new play tower for toddlers and a cross-trainer, chest press pull down and walker for adults will give the area more appeal to residents of all ages.

Cllr Nairn, whose ward also includes Cockley Cley added:

“This project also as my full backing. Cockley Cley has a small but vibrant community and I know that this equipment will be well used and will be of real benefit to residents.”

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