Park playground to get £100k upgrade after public vote

Designs for new equipment in the playground in Diss Park were decided by public vote. Picture: Prolu

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

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: Pr

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