Wickham Market youngsters request ‘shark-infested swimming pool’ for new play equipment

Children have requested a shark infested swimming pool for new play equipment. Picture: ARCHANT LIBR

Children have requested a shark infested swimming pool for new play equipment. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Children in a Suffolk village are set to benefit from new play equipment – but their requests for a “shark infested swimming pool” have been turned down.

Wickham Market Parish Council agreed at its meeting on Monday to buy a new zip-wire and multi-use games area (MUGA) for children in the village after seeking views on what equipment young people would prefer.

Councillor Liz Quickenden, who is also a child-minder, had visited Wickham Market Primary School to ask the various year groups for their preferences

Along with the requests for the zip-wire and MUGA, she said one pupil had suggested the zip-wire should go over a “shark-infested swimming pool”.

Councillors agreed to spend up to £30,000 on the two new items – with the funding coming from section 106 contributions paid by developers who had built new homes in the village.


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The equipment will be bought from Kompan.

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