Recent projects managed by the Town Council
Breckland Park Play Area Improvements
Work has started over June on £65k of improvements to recreational facilities. This will include a zip wire, outdoor gym equipment, a swing boat which holds 4 and a permanent goal with basketball net. Some new swings and springers will be inside the fenced young children's area. The small opening event will take place at 10am on 24th July. Qualified Trainers will guide users of the gym equipment.
Over 500 people responded to our survey and we will will tender for a range of equipment over mid February. A selection of equipment will include - a swing boat, permanent goal, zip wire and outdoor gym equipment. The fenced under 7 play area will have a new set of cradle swings and a replacement bouncer.
Speed Humps Gurney Road, Crown Road & Sunny Grove
An annual bid for local highway improvements means we contributed £10,050 towards speed humps in 2020-21(50% of total costs; the other 50% paid by Norfolk County Council). Humps were installed by Norfolk County Council in November 2020
Queen's Hills Play Areas
We will take on the management of four play areas and the "linear parks". Final handover is scheduled for 2021 and a commuted sum provided by developers will be used to maintain the play areas. We have also set aside some funds generated by the Community Infrastructure Levy for improvements.
Safer pedestrian crossings near Costessey Primary School
A £5k grant from Norfolk County Council for a 50% contribution towards 20mph signs designed by children, along with flashing lights will make crossings safer.
In support of NHS & Key Workers one will be situated at The Denes Open Space on Fairway at Queen's Hills, at the front of the Costessey Centre and at Costessey Library/ Breckland Hall
Friends of the Tud Valley received £2,000 from South Norfolk Council to improve a small area at the front of The Costessey Centre by providing raised flower beds around the lottery funded seat.