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Harling play area project awarded £20,000 funding

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A play area project intended for Harling is set to become a reality following Breckland Council’s approval of a £20,000 grant.

Provided by Breckland’s match funding grant pot, this money will enable Harling Parish Council to fund the installation of new play equipment for children aged 12 and under, including swings, picnic benches, a tyre climbing area, rope swing, seesaw, roundabout, hopscotch and climbing frames.

Councillor Lynda Turner, executive member for community and environmental services at Breckland Council, said: “These projects will provide greater opportunities for local children to get outside and have fun on exciting, new play equipment.”

“The activity areas will not only help to improve residents’ general health and wellbeing, but will also offer a chance for members of the community to get together and enjoy a shared resource, so I’m delighted that we are able to help make these plans a reality.”

Breckland had previously pledged around £7,000 in order to support an earlier phase of this project, which was aimed specifically at teenagers in the area.

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