The playground at Beavans Court in Great Yarmouth has had a vibrant upgrade.

Funding for these improvements was a joint effort by Newtide Homes, part of the Flagship Group, and Clarion Housing Group.

Both housing associations own properties in the area.

Each association donated £5,000 for a new circular swing, balance beam and a host of other features.


Great Yarmouth Mercury: £10k refurbishment for Beavans Court children's playground £10k refurbishment for Beavans Court children's playground (Image: Flagship Group)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC), the park's owner, curated and executed design sketches and facilitated resurfacing, maintenance, and repairs.

Emma Hall, a representative from Newtide Homes, said: “Last year, Newtide and Clarion carried out a survey of local residents to see if they were still using the play area and what they would like to see there.

“There were quite a few families with younger children who said they wanted to make better use of it. The results look fantastic.

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"We’re all about giving back to the communities we serve and creating places where everyone can thrive.”

Melanie McAdam, officer at Clarion, said: “This was a great example of different organisations all working together to get something done.

"We’re delighted to have worked with Newtide and GYBC on something this vibrant community can enjoy.”

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Contributions by GYBC also came in the form of new signage for the area, painting and maintenance, according to councillor Emma Flaxman-Taylor.

She said: ‘’We hope the improvements will be enjoyed by the whole community and are grateful to our partners for bringing this to fruition.’’

Park regular Aisha Clarke, a former Beavans Court resident and regular visitor to her mother Tracey Clarke, who lives near the park, said: “I used to use the equipment myself here when I was younger. I think the new swing is great.”

The park has become a hub for community activities.