The two surveys conducted by the Friends of North Lodge Park identified the lack of children’s play in the Park as a priority to be addressed.
As part of the cafe licence it was agreed the Friends would put forward plans for a children’s play area, on the old bowling green, funded in part by profits from the cafe.
Over the past month 5 suppliers have been contacted and asked to bring forward designs against the following criteria:
- an innovative design, unique to the area, that will make the Park, and Cromer, a destination for play
- a design sensitive to the surroundings, the heritage of the Park and nearby residents
- low level play to not obstruct the vistas across the space
- inclusive play for all, upto age 10/12
- a budget of £100,000
By the end of October the supplier submissions will be ready for public viewing, for you to look at the options and help decide which, if any, proposal to take forward to the next stage.
There is still much to do to make the project a reality, including fund-raising, and agreeing a sustainable maintenance plan, but we are aiming for implementation next year.