A play area with worn down swings and old-fashioned equipment has received a modern makeover.

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The revamp of Wadham Road play area has been completed after Great Yarmouth Borough Council was able to secure a £12,100 grant generated by landfill operations.

The borough council applied for funding from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund, after asking the public what they wanted to see at the shabby play area.

Back in February, the borough council paid for a Viper rope swing and Roty small roundabout to be installed at the park.

The money from WREN enabled them to push ahead with the second phase of the refurbishment, replacing the existing swings and seesaw with new equipment, new groundwork and surfacing.

“The Wadham Road play area is very popular with families in the Gorleston area, but it is fair to say the facilities were old-fashioned and had seen better days, which is why we worked hard with residents to ensure this upgrade got underway,” said Councillor Trevor Wainwright, borough council leader and councillor for Magdalen ward.

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