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Park playground closed as work starts on £100k revamp

PUBLISHED: 14:08 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:08 30 September 2019

Work gets underway on the £100,000 refurbishment of the playground at Diss Park. Picture: Simon Parkin

Work gets underway on the £100,000 refurbishment of the playground at Diss Park. Picture: Simon Parkin

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Parents with young children will have to find alternative places for fun as the playground in Diss Park has been closed for a major revamp of facilities.

Diss Park play area will be closed during the refurbishment and is expected to reopen on November 18. Picture: Simon ParkinDiss Park play area will be closed during the refurbishment and is expected to reopen on November 18. Picture: Simon Parkin

Work has begun to remove existing play equipment in the park beside Diss Mere ahead of it being replaced as part of a scheme costing around £100,000.

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The play area will be closed to the public during the work which is expected to take about four to six weeks, reopening on November 18.

Aimed at older children, the new equipment replaces the existing equipment which is more than 10 years old and has been discontinued by manufacturers making its upkeep costly.

Meanwhile work to install new equipment at the skatepark at Diss Sports Park, on Shelfanger Road, will begin on October 21 with it reopening on November 1.

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

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