Trampoline to stay on Thetford street - for now

Rowan Close residents put up a trampoline 2 years ago on the green, council now want it taken away. ''FL; Kids have staged a sit-in today.
Rowan Close residents put up a trampoline 2 years ago on the green, council now want it taken away. ''FL; Kids have staged a sit-in today.
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Residents on a Thetford street have won a stay of execution in their fight to keep a shared trampoline.

Breckland Council had told Rowan Close residents that their communal trampoline - on an area of land in the street - would have to be removed as it was on council land and was not covered by its insurance.

On Thursday, parents and children staged a sit-in against the council’s plans.

A deadline of 5pm today was set for the removal of the trampoline.

But the play equipment will stay until further notice after the council agreed to look into keeping it in place.

Bonnie Whelpley, Rowan Close resident, said she had written to the council in the hope of a compromise.

“I got a phonecall on Saturday morning from the council saying they wanted to discuss keeping it after the attention we received with the sit-in.

“We’ve asked for permission to keep it and hopefully it will be good news,” she said.

A spokesman for Breckland Council confirmed that an officer is dealing with the case.