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Pupils take the design lead with faryard play area in Combs Ford

Children from Combs Primary School helped design the revamped Glemsfordr Road play area in Combs. Pictured: Combs Primary School pupils with Headteacher Russel Clarke (far left), Jane Harvey (second to left), Stowmarket Mayor Vera Waspe and Town Clark, David Blackburn ANL-140804-163107001

Children from Combs Primary School helped design the revamped Glemsfordr Road play area in Combs. Pictured: Combs Primary School pupils with Headteacher Russel Clarke (far left), Jane Harvey (second to left), Stowmarket Mayor Vera Waspe and Town Clark, David Blackburn ANL-140804-163107001

A revamped farmyard-themed play area has been opened in Combs Ford.

Glemsford Road play area was officially opened on Friday by Stowmarket Mayor Vera Waspe with Combs Primary School’s chair of governors Roger Gunton, members of Stowmarket Town Council and children from the school.

Funded by Stowmarket Town Council, the much-needed revamp has been a team effort between the council and schools in the area with pupils from Combs Primary and Combs Middle Schools helping to decide on the theme of the park and choosing what equipment should be installed.

Councillor Keith Scarff said: “This play park was desperately in need of updating and we wanted to make sure that it would be used and loved by the whole community, so we were very grateful for the enthusiastic input from the school.”

The grand opening was made all the more special with a visit by a mobile petting zoo.

The play area’s refurbishment is part of a programme of redevelopments, with the Lindsey Way play area next in line to be upgraded.

Town clerk David Blackburn said the revamp, which is due to come in under budget, had transformed the site into a first rate facility.

He said: “It will give the area a tremendous boost and provide some much needed play facilities in this part of the town.”

 

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