Equipment puts kids on track

ALL ABOARD: From left, councillors Mary Munson, Jan Byrne and Penny Cook, town clerk Carol Bailey, council services officer Philip Ainger and councillor Yvonne Free with the new wooden play train in Corks Lane, Hadleigh.

ALL ABOARD: From left, councillors Mary Munson, Jan Byrne and Penny Cook, town clerk Carol Bailey, council services officer Philip Ainger and councillor Yvonne Free with the new wooden play train in Corks Lane, Hadleigh.

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HADLEIGH children now have more play equipment to choo-choose from thanks to the town council.

A £2,000 wooden play train has been built at the Corks Lane play area after consultations carried out by Babergh District Council identified youngsters needing more ways to blow off steam.

Town council clerk Carol Bailey said: “One of the things that came up for Corks Lane was that there wasn’t many things for younger children.

“As there was only one swing there for young kids, we purchased the train ourselves and we are now trying to secure some further money to put more equipment there.”

Mrs Bailey said she thought the equipment would prove very popular.

“It seems to be very well used and with summer coming up it will probably get even busier,” she said.

“People see the area as an outing destination, as they can walk round the river, have a picnic and end up at the playground.”