REC(21)38.05 Playing Field Sign

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Melton Playing Field Signage

At the previous Recreation meeting it was agreed that a replacement sign at the playing field was required. There was a request to have a board with a mixture of fixed messaging and a pinboard section for temporary notices.

Members asked the Asst Clerk to investigate possible options and to confirm the wording that should be included on the board. Some suggested wording is shown below:

Welcome to Melton Playing Field and Burkes Wood

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of those using the facilities please follow these simple rules:

– Keep your dog under control and bag & bin all dog waste

– No cycling in the woods

– No fires or BBQs

– No camping

– No overnight parking

– No flying of drones

– No golf allowed

– Please put your litter in the bins provided

Any clubs, organisations or businesses wishing to use the facilities need to seek permission from the Parish Council first.

By Order Melton Parish Council


Burkes Wood, together with the playing fields, were gifted to Melton Parish Council in 1952 by Sir

Roland and Lady Burke who lived at Melton Mead. The playing field replaced the Garrod Memorial Playing Field in Dock Lane. The remainder of the woodland, apart from the private grounds, was transferred from East Suffolk Council in 2021.


The map could also be re-created on the new board. The board could be a standard design or there is a possibility of having a bespoke creation by a local designer, which would match the shield/roundel designs.



Councillors are asked to:

  • Agree the wording for the sign
  • Agree if the Asst Clerk should investigate a bespoke design


Pip Alder

Asst Clerk and Management Officer

20th May 2021