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Diss park playground to undergo £100,000 revamp

The playground in Diss is to undergo a major upgrade, costing around £100,000.

Diss Town Council announced the new design for Diss park at its recent full council meeting.

The design has been chosen by public vote.

The winning playground design
The winning playground design

Two new layouts were considered with one by Nottingham-based Proludic coming out top with 129 votes.

A second by Wisbech-based Fenland Leisure, received 69 votes.

The current swings, roundabout, zip wire and twin fly will remain.

The runner up design
The runner up design

The rest of the equipment is being upgraded with S106 money, paid to the council by developers as part of housing and infrastructure developments.

According to the manufacturers, the new playground will allow youngsters to spin, crawl, climb, balance and ‘zoom’.

It features a range of equipment including slides, swings and climbing frames and a climbing wall.

Diss Mayor, Sonia Browne, said: “The public has decided.

“People voted on the two designs and the Proludic design came out top. It’s a great design and we look forward to getting started.”

The new play area will replace current equipment, some of which is more than nine years old and can’t be replaced.

People voted on the design through the council’s Facebook page and by visiting the council offices on Market Hill.

Diss Youth Council also gathered feedback and opinion from local youngsters.

The final details are still being worked out with the finished playground costing between £98,000 and £105,000.

Proludic have installed playgrounds worldwide and came recommended by South Norfolk Council.

The council hope the new ground will be up and running by the end of October.

This article appeared in the Diss Express July 19 print edition

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