Work on a new Multi-Use Games Area in Belle Vue Park, Sudbury, ahead of the installation of a new skate park will begin on Monday next week.
Town and District councillors and Babergh officers joined the contractor commissioned by Babergh District Council, Caloo, at Belle Vue Park today to mark the breaking of the ground as work began.
The first phase will concentrate on the new games area, providing an enclosed tarmac surface for park users to play games such as Five-a-Side Football and Basketball. After this is complete in early October, work will continue on the new skate/BMX park, replacing the previous skate park with an up to date facility consisting of a sprayed concrete flow-style skate/BMX park. Facilities will be opened to the public following completion of the skate/BMX park later this year.
The work comes after a long period of planning and community engagement, which saw Babergh District Council work with the Town Council, community groups and skate park users to identify the right facilities for Belle Vue Park.
Cllr Jan Osborne, Deputy Leader of Babergh District Council, said:
“We’ve been working with the community here in Sudbury for a long time to be sure we understand what is needed, what is used and what residents want in Belle Vue Park. The work starting today is the result of a lot of hard work by everyone involved, which has been instrumental in driving the project forward. I want to thank the community groups and residents who have taken part and brought us to this stage. I can’t wait to come back and see these facilities open and in use by the people of Sudbury by the end of the year.”
Cllr Margaret Maybury, Babergh District Cabinet Member for Communities, said:
“Belle Vue Park has been loved and cherished by users over decades. Our young people have asked for and engaged with Councillors, to develop new and modern games and sports areas. We have now put a spade into the area of Belle Vue Park where a new MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) will be built. This work will be followed by the construction of a new Skate Park for our active community to use.”