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NCFC’s Andrew Surman opens new Hethersett playground

PUBLISHED: 06:30 27 January 2012

NCFC player Andrew Surman with two young fans at the opening of Hethersett's new playground

NCFC player Andrew Surman with two young fans at the opening of Hethersett's new playground

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Norwich City footballer Andrew Surman officially opened new play equipment on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field as part of a village pledge day.

The midfielder went on to make his own pledge in the Active Norfolk Pod at Woodside Infant and Nursery School in the village on Wednesday promising to help Norwich City stay in the Premier League.

The new play equipment and surrounding fencing has been made possible through the hard work of the Hethersett Memorial Playing Field Trust and grants from Veolia Environmental Trust, the Geoffrey Watling Foundation and the South Norfolk Neighbourhood Scheme.

The new equipment includes adventure climbing towers, multiplay units, a carousel, a playhouse, a playbus, a springer, trim trail and a mushroom seat.

Residents, councillors, village groups and children from Woodside School came together to see the footballer cut the ribbon to officially open the new equipment.

Guests were welcomed by Memorial Playing Field Trust Chairman and Hethersett Parish Councillor Simon Floyd who thanked the sponsors for their generosity and highlighted coming community workshops which will be held in March to discuss future use of the playing field.

Nicola Cushion, headteacher of Woodside Infant and Junior School, praised the new equipment: “It’s the first place the children head for when school finishes,” she said.

Andrew Surman also praised the efforts of all those involved in providing the new equipment: “This is a great focal point for the village and I’m sure my children will be playing on the equipment for many years to come.”

Margaret Cobbold, executive director of the Veolia Environmental Trust, added: “It is great to hear that the all the work has now been completed and the new playground is already being enjoyed by so many children.

“Playgrounds provide children with a great foundation for development. This new playground will enable children to develop their physical and social skills.”

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