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Thetford play hut could be saved- for now




A Thetford children’s hut set for demolition could be saved for the time being.

Residents of a block on Ash Close were sent letters by Breckland Council asking for it to be taken down as it was on its land. But now a licence could be agreed for up to two years.

A Breckland Council spokesperson said: “We are speaking to residents to try to find a solution that meets the needs of the community, while addressing the legal responsibilities.

Breckland and Thetford councillor Chris Harvey with some of the children from Ash Close who use the hut (15356238)
Breckland and Thetford councillor Chris Harvey with some of the children from Ash Close who use the hut (15356238)

We don’t want to ruin anybody’s fun, but as landowner, the council has a duty of care to anyone on our land or property.”

The agreement calls for six-monthly inspections from Breckland Council to check on the safety for users and says the owner of the hut must take out public liability insurance.

Councillor Chris Harvey said: “I really hope that common sense can prevail on both sides, and this community asset can stay.”



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