Have your say and help shape the future of open spaces in East Suffolk

East Suffolk Council is currently carrying out research to help shape the future of open spaces and sports facilities in the District. This includes parks, play areas, allotments, cemeteries, playing pitches (such as football, rugby, cricket, bowls and tennis) and indoor facilities (such as sports halls and swimming pools).

The aim of the consultation is to identify priorities and allocate resources across council-owned and managed open spaces in the future, while at the same time conserving and enhancing them to maximise community benefit.

Find out more at: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-open-spaces-in-east-suffolk/

To have your say, complete the survey by Friday 12 February.

New Pavilion – design available for comment

Following a number of public consultations, a design has been created for a new Pavilion to replace the existing building at the Melton Road Recreation Ground. The current building is no longer fit for purpose and is over 70 years old.

The new design includes a public toilet, ability for a pop-up café to operate, shelter for spectators, a flexible community space and storage. All these facilities were supported by responses to the consultation process. The construction will be brick, weatherboarding and a pantile roof.

Melton Parish Council invites residents to submit any comments they may have on these proposals. You can phone, email or write to the office:

01394 382224
clerk@melton-suffolk-pc.gov.uk
17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Suffolk IP12 1QT

The consultation finishes on Friday 22nd January 2021. It is hoped that work will commence summer 2021.

Further information can be found in the Pavilion Project section of the website.

Melton Playing Field Tennis Courts

There are two tennis courts available to hire at the Melton Playing fields. The hire cost is £6 per hour per court. To book a court please visit the Spar shop at the John Grose garage on Melton Road.

During the Covid-19 pandemic please adhere to the latest Government guidelines. Please maintain social distancing and wash hands/use hand sanitiser frequently. Do not play if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.