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Improvements for paddling in Norwich park

Artist's impression of new water feature
Image caption The council has released an artist's impression of new water feature

New water jets and other improvements are being planned for a popular paddling pool in a Norwich park.

Norwich City Council is putting out to consultation the plans for Waterloo Park and putting the proposals on display at the park on 15 January.

A council spokesman said the paddling pool is in need of repair and expensive to maintain.

He said the council is looking at "play features like water jets, while keeping some paddling and sand elements".

"Improvements should also mean the facility can be opened earlier in the summer season and used to the full seven days a week - as there will be no need to empty and refill the pool," said the spokesman.

Local views are being sought before work starts in April 2011 ready for use next summer.

Julie Brociek-Coulton, council cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: "The paddling pool has been a popular feature of the park for many years and we are confident from what local people have already been telling us that our exciting plans to give it a facelift will make it even better."

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