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There are two playing fields in Scarning, one behind the village hall which has an adventure play area, two tennis courts and a bowling green. The newer playing field is on the Water Meadows behind the Drayton Hall Estate and features two football goals, an adventure play area and smaller children's play equipment, all of which was installed by Scarning Parish Council. An area for smaller children who want to kick a ball is just off Ted Ellis Walk, where two goal posts have been installed.

Two views of the children's play area in the Watermeadows.

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The Parish Council has also provided six items of outdoor fitness equipment on the Water Meadows playing field. The items are a Self Weighted Rower, an Air Walker, Elliptical Cross Trainer, Hip Twister, Air Skier and Big Shoulder Wheels. The machines shown below are designed for users aged 16 plus and provides outdoor fitness facilities, free of charge for all age ranges. The facility is thought to be the first of its kind in Norfolk.

The purchase and installation of the machines has been funded entirely by Scarning Parish Council at a cost of around £9000. Installation has been provided by Frames and Games of Gressenhall.

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The equipment is proving very popular, so why not go and take a look. Please come along and use the equipment.

It was formally opened by the Ambassador to Norwich City Football Club, Jeremy Goss, who in his opening address said that it was one of the best community parks that he had seen.

The well attended ceremony in the Water Meadows was attended by representatives of the Scarning Playing Fields committee, The Womens Institute, Scarning Village Hall Trust and the Villages new football team, Scarning United. Breckland District Councillor, Elizabeth Gould and Norfolk County Councillor, Diana Irving also attended.

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The chairman of the Parish Council, Alan Glister, presented Jeremy with a copy of the recently published book "Scarning a Portrait of a Village" and a bottle of wine.

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Football match

Tennis Courts

Scarning has two tennis courts situated on the playing field behind the Village Hall. Both courts have been pressure washed and the lines have been repainted. These facilities are open to all villagers and only cost 3.50 an hour. The key is available from Pam Cole at 1 Hall Cottages.

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A cricket match in the 1950's on the playing field behind the church. Scarning bowls club

Bowling club as it is today, the Village Hall and Church can be seen in the background.

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Scarning Cricket Club's (sadly no more) first year on the playing field, probably 1948/9.

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The new Scarning Sports Pavilion was officially opened on the 18th July 2009. The previous building was destroyed by fire in 2008.

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This is what it looks like today.

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Another view.

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A reminder of the local benefactor who donated the field which made the playing field possible.

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Roger Long with smoke in his eyes at the sports day to celebrate the opening.

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Chris Druce made this popular ball game for the children.

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Bowls match in progress with new pavilion in background.