Freebridge Community Housing open new play area at Monks Close

  • Freebridge’s Placeshaping Team with Monks Close resident Charlotte Beck at the new play area at Monks Close.
Freebridge Community Housing

Children at Monks Close in Bircham Newton will now be able to enjoy a new play area installed by Freebridge Community Housing’s Placeshaping Team.

Following some consultation work with the residents of Monks Close about how the neighbourhood could be improved, the Placeshaping Team were contacted by a number of parents living on the Close with concerns about the lack of activities available to their children.

So, working with the residents, the Placeshaping Team have now overseen the design and installation of a new play area – and a refurbishment of the some of the old existing play equipment.

One of the residents who has been heavily involved with the drive to get the work completed at Monks Close is Charlotte Beck, “I’m really pleased how Freebridge’s Placeshaping Team has worked together with me and other residents on Monks Close to provide this great new play area for the local kids. Although Monks Close is a great place to live we’re a long way from Hunstanton or King’s Lynn where most opportunities for children are based.”

Robert Clarke, Head of Housing at Freebridge, said “Monks Close is located in a very rural location, and amenities for the local children are limited. Freebridge’s vision is to support a better West Norfolk, which means that as well as providing good quality housing we need to support, where we can, efforts to improve the neighbourhoods our tenants live in. It’s been great to see the local people working with the Placeshaping team on this project, and now the new play area is finished we look forward to it being used by the local children for many years to come!”

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