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Diss Town Council announced the reopening of the play area and outdoor gym equipment in Diss Park this week.

In line with the latest government guidance, the areas in Park Road opened on Monday, with some new hygiene and safety measures in place.

These included four fitted pedal-operated hand sanitising dispensers dotted around the park and signage reminding visitors about the importance of the need to keep at least one metre apart and limited group sizes.

Mickey, Layton-Jack, Millie and Summer Roberts enjoying the park when it was refurbished in December 2019. Picture: Mark Bullimore.
Mickey, Layton-Jack, Millie and Summer Roberts enjoying the park when it was refurbished in December 2019. Picture: Mark Bullimore.

The park, which closed last year for a £100,000 revamp and was opened again in December by town mayor Sonia Browne, had been cordoned off since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the country’s lockdown in March.

The council has said it will continue to assess the safety of the park for users on a daily basis as it keeps up to date with government instructions in response to the easing of restrictions.

With the town’s skateboard park having already opened, plans are now under way to restore access to the boardwalk on the Mere.

A new one-way system, which will run from the park’s gardens to Kingshead Yard, will be implemented soon, while work to restain the wooden structure will also start in the coming weeks.

For more information and updates on the council’s plans, go to www.diss.gov.uk.



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