Your chance to see plans for £70,000 Haverhill Recreation Ground refurbishment

The plans for the �70,000 Haverhill Recreation Ground refurbishment
The plans for the �70,000 Haverhill Recreation Ground refurbishment

Plans for a £70,000 upgrade to Haverhill Recreation Ground will be on display at the town’s arts centre from tomorrow (Friday, April 11).

The display will also be on view in the studio on Saturday (April 12), Monday (April 14), Thursday (April 17) and Saturday (April 19).

The designs are an indication of what could be involved, to give people something to comment on before their feedback is incorporated into the final plans.

It is hoped to have the new amenities available for use during the summer holidays.

The funding was allocated in the St Edmundsbury Council’s 2012 leisure asset review and will be used to provide a relocated and redesigned park area, new equipment in a well landscaped environment and better access for all families in a more pleasant space.

Cllr Sarah Stamp, St Edmundsbury cabinet member for leisure said: “We have been looking forward to delivering this new play provision for some time, and hope to have it completed in time ready for the summer holidays.

“We have been talking to local councillors, residents and other partners about the design, which is structured to allow us to add more equipment in future, as more funding becomes available.

“This is an investment in more than equipment and landscaping – it is about the future health and well being of Haverhill’s families and I am sure it will be welcomed and well used.”

Haverhill mayor Roger André said: “At last an investment in facilities for our young people.

“For too long the needs of our community have been overlooked.

“We welcome the innovative design and substantial commitment to our town.”

For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, April 10) Echo.