New play equipment chosen by youngsters launched at Felsham and Gedding fun day

Mark Westley Photography'Felsham and Gedding Fun Day and unveiling of new play equipment on Felsham Playing Field'Penny Otton County Councillor opens the new play equipment pictured with Hayley Gilbook secretary of Felsham and Gedding playing field association ANL-150806-093542009
Mark Westley Photography'Felsham and Gedding Fun Day and unveiling of new play equipment on Felsham Playing Field'Penny Otton County Councillor opens the new play equipment pictured with Hayley Gilbook secretary of Felsham and Gedding playing field association ANL-150806-093542009
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Youngsters have left a lasting legacy on their village ater helping to choose £10,000 worth of new play equipment.

The fun new features include a basket swing, roundabout and three pieces of adult fitness equipment on Felsham and Gedding playing field.

Mark Westley Photography'Felsham and Gedding Fun Day'Freya 8 and Charlie 6 Upton from Lavenham on a David Brown tractor ANL-150806-093821009

Mark Westley Photography'Felsham and Gedding Fun Day'Freya 8 and Charlie 6 Upton from Lavenham on a David Brown tractor ANL-150806-093821009

It followed a call by residents in the parish plan for more play equipment with children choosing what they wanted after they tested out different equipment at parks locally.

The features, which are alongside existing equipment on the playing field in Felsham, were officially unveiled by County Cllr Penny Otton at the jam-packed Felsham and Gedding Fun Day.

Hayley Gilbrook, secretary for the playing field committee, said: “It was a fantastic day and the weather was brilliant.

“The chair of the committee (Adrian King) lives opposite the field and said literally as soon as it’s gone in it’s been in constant use. There were kids on it all the way through the fun day. Everyone has said it has made such a difference.”

The equipment cost just under £10,000 with £1,000 from County Cllr Penny Otton, who unveiled it.

There was also £2,000 from the Suffolk Empowering Community Fund, £3,300 from Sufolk County Council’s Communities Grant and the rest was raised from the committee’s annual fireworks night and fun day.

Highlights from the day of family fun included games, bouncy castle , a dog show, children’s races, egg throwing and a tug of war.

The Open Farm Sunday event at Poplar Farm, in Felsham, was held at the fun day with displays of equipment.