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Share your views on play and leisure upgrades for Middlegate Estate

Residents in and around Great Yarmouth's Middlegate Estate are being asked for their views on a £858,000 upgrade to play and leisure spaces.

Child on a swing - Markus Spiske / Unsplash

Great Yarmouth Borough Council was awarded £858,000 by central government last year to make improvements to a number of play areas on the Middlegate Estate, and has put together plans to revamp them based on feedback from a previous major consultation with residents.

The changes are focused on creating safer, greener, social spaces for residents, and improved security to help tackle anti-social behaviour.

They will also see existing ageing play equipment on three play areas upgraded to use natural materials, including one featuring a bespoke design to help enhance play for children with reduced mobility or sensory needs.

The plans include:

  • Converting the existing fenced in games area off King Street, highlighted by residents as a source of anti-social behaviour, into a new shared garden space with grass and trees, and improving security in this area with some new gates and doors and new lighting
  • Removing fences and narrow alleys between small individual gardens near the former games area to combine into a new large, shared garden for residents, maintained by the council
  • Three upgraded play areas at Clarendon Close and Dorset Close play areas, with new play equipment made with natural materials, and new seating and lighting
  • A new physical activity trail of outdoor gym equipment on Tolhouse Street, between Nottingham Way and Sackville Close.

Residents and others interested are being asked to give their views on the proposals using an or paper copies can be obtained from the South Yarmouth Area Housing Office.

The survey will close on Monday, January 24, 2022. Work on the improvements is expected to be complete by April 2022.

Last modified on 07 December 2023

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