North Norfolk village celebrates opening of new playground
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The north Norfolk village of Paston has celebrated the opening of a new playground there.
About 100 people were at a launch event on September 2, where Elizabeth Purdy, recently retired chairman of Paston Parish Council, cut the ribbon.
Mrs Purdy praised the efforts of the playground committee in raising over £40,000 in just over two years, allowing them to buy five play elements including the very popular aerial zip wire, together with an all-weather play surface.
She added that the playground has been transformed into a community space with new seating, additional garden areas and picnic tables for everyone to enjoy.
Donations to the project included £15,000 from North Norfolk Big Society, as well as a contribution from Shell at Bacton Gas Terminal and money raised at community events.
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A cherry blossom tree, donated by Overstrand Garden Centre, was also planted by Mrs Purdy to celebrate the official opening.
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