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Sheringham Playpark revamp group. Left to right, Becci Cole with Archie Flook 1, Jonah Parfitt 3, Emma Mortlock, Rebecca Burrows with Madeline Fish 2, Brian Hannah (County Councillor for Sheringham), Clare and Wesley Halesworth 2, Emma White with Rupert Parfitt 1. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY
By DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP, Reporter
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A group of Sheringham mums and residents are campaigning to get a playpark a long overdue refurbishment.
The Sheringham Playpark Revamp Group are holding a series of events to raise £100,000 for new equipment for the Cromer Road playpark.
Mum of two and group member, Rebecca Burrows, believes the area is no longer suitable for the needs of community.
She said: “Ultimately our aim is to create a nice, friendly environment for the whole community to enjoy, to meet up and spend time together, and for children to have fun.
“It would be nice to create a park area rather than just a playpark.”
The group plan to replace all of the present equipment, some which is believed to be 35 years old, with a play area aimed at all age ranges to include a new sandpit, shelters, play roundabout, gym equipment, and picnic area with shrubs and bushes.
The park is currently owned by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and although the day to day maintenance is carried out by NNDC, cllr Brian Hannah said there was “no money in the pot” to do a complete refurbishment but said they would be supportive of groups fund-raising for the cause.
The revamp group has already been out campaigning during the Sheringham carnival parade last week to raise awareness and have organised a fund-raising day for August 26.
The event will be held on the play area, adjacent to Brownie Hall, and will include a raffle, cake stall, book stall, barbecue, bouncy castles, face-painting, strawberries and cream, craft stall, children’s games, penalty shoot out and refreshments.
Miss Burrows added: “Everyone has been so supportive and I would like to thank all the businesses who have put up posters in town and those who have kindly donated prizes to be won in our raffle.”
● For more details join the Sheringham Playpark Revamp Group on social networking site Facebook at www.facebook.com/SheringhamParkRevamp or email email@example.com.