Kids draw wish list for playground

PRIMARY school children have been drawing pictures of what they would like to see at a new play area being created in their market town.

PRIMARY school children have been drawing pictures of what they would like to see at a new play area being created in their market town.

About 50 pupils at the Combs Ford primary school in Stowmarket drawn pictures, showing everything from slides to a zip wire and even remote control tortoises.

Mid Suffolk District Council plans to put more than £20,000 towards the project at Pikes Meadow in the town, which is expected to cost about £46,000.

Sharon Hawes, from Melford Road, Stowmarket, is leading the campaign to raise the extra funds to allow it to be built and recently handed a petition to the authority, signed by more than 500 people.

Mrs Hawes said: “The children have done brilliantly and we will be using the pictures to help us with our fundraising, displaying them locally.”

The plan for the new play area currently includes climbing frames, seesaws, swings, benches and hopscotch grids and anyone who wants to support the campaign should contact Mrs Hawes on 01449 672216.