Parents £100k plan to transform Friday Bridge play area

A skate park is part of an estimated £100,000 scheme to transform a village playing field.

Parents and councillors in Friday Bridge are looking at an exciting plan to liven up the play area for the enjoyment of youngsters in the village and nearby Elm.

The people behind the scheme want to add a skate park, new children’s play equipment, along with a multi-use games area on the field close to the Tower Hall, in Maltmas Drove. The football pitch will be retained.

Youngsters and their parents will be able to learn more about the plan during a meeting in Tower Hall tomorrow (Thursday) at 6.30pm.

Fenland district councillor Michelle Tanfield, who is working on the plan, said: “This is important as there is nothing for young children to do in the area. This could make a massive difference to Friday Bridge and Elm.

“We’ve heard of parents having to drive as far as Lynn for youngsters to use a skate park.

“We are really hoping to hear from anyone on the night but especially children. We have lots of great things for them to use in the consultation.”

The idea was sparked by resident Charlotte Davis, who approached Fenland District Council to improve the play area. The plans also include a community garden to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.