Ribbon cut celebrates reopening of town playground
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The Mayor of Saffron Walden has officially reopened the Golden Acre playground after it was refurbished this summer.
Mayor Councillor Richard Porch cut a ribbon with help from six-year-old Daisy, who won a colouring competition, hailing the reopening an "important" step in improving outdoor opportunities for young people in the town.
The Mayor said: "It is Saffron Walden Town Council's mission to improve community facilities for everyone.
"We all appreciate the importance of play to children's wellbeing, and it's wonderful to see them exercising and playing after such a long lockdown."
Jill Massey, who led a campaign to set up the playground in 1987, came along to support the event.
Jill said: "It is lovely to see Golden Acre change, and particularly to see so many children up here now.
"It was a hard-won playing field when new houses were built, and here we are now!
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"I'm very proud of it."