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Grant helps Gressenhall to improve safety in play area

PUBLISHED: 13:15 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:22 24 November 2017

The gates to the play area are visually contrasting to aide visually impaired visitors. Picture:Breckland Council

The gates to the play area are visually contrasting to aide visually impaired visitors. Picture:Breckland Council

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Gressenhall Parish Council has been able to replace the fencing around the village’s popular play area, thanks to a grant from Breckland Council.

The £3,177 grant has allowed the previous wooden fencing, which had sections missing, to be completely removed and replaced with bow-top fencing, named after its distinctive rounded safety top.

This has made the play area more secure and includes a wider self-closing double gate to make it more accessible for wheelchair users.

Gressenhall Parish Council’s Chairman, Councillor John Reader, said: “We had already raised £6,618 towards the £9,795 cost of the work, and the £3,177 grant from Breckland Council enabled us to go ahead and get it completed so that local children could have fun using the play area safely.”

For more information about Breckland Council grants visit the Norfolk Foundation website.

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