Date published: 19th December 2022

The Sheringham Play Park Revamp group has successfully raised enough money to purchase an all-inclusive roundabout for the Play Area on Cromer Road in Sheringham.

The Council’s Property Services team has installed and will maintain the roundabout, which is now available for use at the play area. This inground roundabout has a bench and a scooter and can accommodate wheelchairs.

The inclusive roundabout is hoped to be used by many children in Sheringham and further afield. The purchase was made possible by all the hard work of the Sheringham Play Park Revamp group and generous grants from local charities and organisations across the district.

The group has been fundraising for play area equipment since 2012 and has helped provide play equipment, football goals and picnic tables for everyone to enjoy.

The roundabout is a fantastic addition to the play area which already has an accessible Viking Ship. The ship was also purchased thanks to the Sheringham Play Park Revamp group, who worked on fundraising for the piece of equipment which the Council installed in the summer of 2018.

Emma White, founding member of the Sheringham Play Park Revamp Group, said:

“Sheringham Playpark Revamp are thrilled that our final project, the inclusive roundabout is now installed, and we hope you all enjoy it! We are extremely grateful to all those local groups, businesses and the Town Council who have helped us raise the funds necessary.

“In particular, we would like to thank The Geoffrey Watling Foundation who generously donated the final £1500 which allowed our project to go ahead. We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the team at NNDC, who have been hugely supportive over the years.”

Cllr Liz Withington, local councillor, said:

“This project completion is an important step forward for providing accessible play space for our residents and visitors. I would like to thank everyone, in particular, Emma White for her perseverance in ensuring the Play Park Revamp project has been completed for the benefit of all children in Sheringham.”

Last updated: 12th April 2023