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Children's Play Areas in Thetford

Thetford has a number of children's playgrounds. Most of these used to be owned and managed by Breckland District Council, but after years of neglect by Breckland, Thetford Town Council agreed to take them over around 2016, in return for a sum of money to cover initial maintenance and insurance.

The following play areas are owned and managed by Thetford Town Council, with annual maintenance generally performed by a contractor on their behalf:

Any issues with these play areas should be reported to the Town Council.

(∗ The original play equipment here was unsafe. It has been removed and not replaced. † As well as the play area, the Town Council also owns all three of the grassed areas on the estate. ‡ Play area set up by housing developer, but transferred to Thetford Town Council during winter 2018/19.)

There are also a small number of play areas that are not owned and managed by the Town Council:

Previously, Thetford Community Ballpark, a multiuse games area on the Redcastle Furze estate was available for general use. It was managed by Thetford Community Association. But increasing costs led the Association to hand it over to the adjacent school, and it is no longer open for general community use.

The Bergamot Close Play Area, May 2020.

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