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Park playground to get £100k upgrade after public vote

PUBLISHED: 09:18 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:18 25 July 2019

Designs for new equipment in the playground in Diss Park were decided by public vote. Picture: Proludic/Diss Town Council

Designs for new equipment in the playground in Diss Park were decided by public vote. Picture: Proludic/Diss Town Council

Proludic/Diss Town Council

A play area in Diss Park is to get a major revamp costing around £100,000 after councillors approved a new design that had been chosen by the public.

Designs for new equipment in the playground in Diss Park being paid for by 106  funding. Picture: Proludic/Diss Town CouncilDesigns for new equipment in the playground in Diss Park being paid for by 106 funding. Picture: Proludic/Diss Town Council

Two separate schemes to update some of the equipment in the town centre park, next to Diss Mere, had been put to a public poll.

A design by Nottingham-based company Proludic emerged top with 124 votes, while a second design from Fenland Leisure, from Wisbech, received 69 votes.

The new facilities, aimed at older children, will replace the existing equipment which is more than 10 years old and has been discontinued by manufacturers.

It is hoped work on the new equipment will be begin in the autumn.

The revamp is part of a boost to recreation facilities in both Diss and Roydon being paid for with 106 funding that has come through agreements with developers.

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