FENLANDER: Move aside Joe Hart - councillor goes between the posts at opening of Wisbech Park play equipment

HE may not be first in line to replace Joe Hart as England’s top goalkeeper but Councillor Peter Murphy was certainly game for a laugh after opening a newly refurbished play area in Wisbech Park.

Cllr Murphy, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment, took his place between the posts in the giant new football goal/wall that has been installed there.

Earlier he had joined with representatives from the Friends of Wisbech Park and Wisbech in Bloom for the official opening of the refurbished play park.

Other new equipment in the park includes a Supernova roundabout, a bird’s nest-type suspension cradle swing and two spring rockers.

It has all been provided for free thanks to an agreement reached by FDC with by playground company Kompan to supply kit for a series of play parks across the district.

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Cllr Murphy said: “This is the latest in an extensive programme of improvements to play facilities that we have been carrying out throughout the district. It’s an important element in our wider efforts to encourage children to be more active by getting out in the fresh air and taking more exercise.

“This is the eighth either new or refurbished play area that we have put in place in various places over the past six months.

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“It is wonderful to see the number of children and families who are already using all the new equipment.”

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