Adele’s campaign for play area

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TWELVE-year-old Adele Dobbs was among youngsters in Rougham who were behind a project to get a village play area – and who are now enjoying the results.

Adele wrote to Orbit East and Havebury Housing Partnership, while other youngsters contacted Rushbrooke and Rougham Parish Council calling for a much-needed play area.

That led to fund-raising by the council and a donation of £1,500 from Orbit East towards an adventure climber.

Parish councillor Anne Bell said: “I feel that the play area has really brought the kids together.”

She said the donation ‘got the ball rolling’.

Youngsters are now involved in ongoing fund-raising with the council.

The new play area on the Mouse Lane Playing Field will be maintained by the parish council.

Adele said: “It’s great. It give us more stuff to do and has brought people out more.”

David Leeves, Orbit East’s head of community sustainability said: “It’s great to see young people like Adele taking a lead and making such a positive contribution to their community. We are delighted to support the project and hope this really does help to bring the young people of Rougham together.”

The play area officially opens on April 29.