Play and Open Space Update - Feb

Funding has been secured from Suffolk Coastal Outdoor Play Space Fund to install a swing and small play unit for toddlers, a three bay swing for older children and an Aerial Runway (Zip Slide) on Oak Meadow Play Area.

Councillors Mower and Lynch have also kindly pledged money from their Community Enabling Budgets to go towards an Aerial Runway.

Outside of the Play Area, The Outdoor Play Space Fund is also funding six pieces of Outdoor Exercise equipment which is suitable for teens and adults. It is hoped that the installation can take place before the Easter Holidays, depending on weather.

Early discussions are taking place with SCDC about transferring the Holly Gardens Play area to Kesgrave Town Council.

You may have noticed a number of wooden bollards have appeared adjacent to some of the Public Open Spaces. This project was to ensure that no vehicles (except for maintenance) can access these areas.

The entrance to the car park at the Millennium Jubilee Sports Ground now has gates, one will stay closed to help slow traffic entering and leaving the car park and the other is opened each day at 8.00am and then locked at 11.00pm.

A guard rail has been installed near the entrance to Oak Meadow from Ropes Drive to protect this area from vehicles and to ensure cyclists and pedestrians cross the road at the appropriate crossing point.

The Play and Open Space Working Group will continue to discuss other improvements in the town in their future meetings, the next of which will be on 6th March 2017 at 6.15pm. Both residents and councillors attend this meeting, so if you are interested in joining, please e-mail us at or phone 625179.

Kesgrave Town Council

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