Issued: June 20, 2017
Council approves 'Wriggly Worm'
A 'Wriggly Worm' inflatable will be among the attractions at the Thornwood Festival after it was approved by the parish council.
North Weald Bassett Parish Council imposed a ban on bouncy castles on its land following the death of seven-year-old Summer Grant at Harlow Town Park last year.
However the parish council's planning committee last night agreed to a request for the 35ft x 30ft 'Wriggly Worm' inflatable adventure pod maze at the Thornwood Festival at Thornwood Common on Sunday (June 25), after receiving assurances over its fixings.
Councillors were told the inflatable - which children go inside rather than jump on - has 22 anchor points with 20mm thick stakes.
The operator has said it will not be used if the wind speed is over 24mph.
Councillors have requested that an operator must be in attendance with the equipment at all times.