Recent projects managed by the Town Council
The Denes, Fairway
We are working with students from Easton College to enhance an area either side of the stone footpath
Breckland Park Play Area Improvements - COMPLETED 2022
PHASE ONE - Work was completed over June 2021 on £65k of improvements to recreational facilities. These 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 have been added to the fenced young children's area.
PHASE TWO - A new Multi-Play Unit was installed over January 2022 to replace the old wooden trim trail.
Lorry - Queen's Hills Play Area - COMPLETED 2022
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.
A new under 5s piece of equipment has been installed during February in the play area on Poethlyn Drive. It will be a fully inclusive Recycling Truck and is the first of its kind in the UK.
Rainbow Benches - COMPLETED 2021
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
Sensory/Contemplation Area at The Costessey Centre - COMPLETED 2021/22
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. A further £5,000 grant was received from Saffron Housing Assn and a £2,000 grant from the Town Council to install some hexagonal flowers beds on the area nearby.
Live Streaming Meetings - COMPLETED 2022
New audio visual equipment has been installed in the Jerningham Room and we will now live stream meetings to youtube. No need to come to a meeting - just join us via zoom
Speed Humps Gurney Road, Crown Road & Sunny Grove - COMPLETED 2020
50% funded by Norfolk County Council to reduce the likelihood of rat-running
Safer pedestrian crossings near Costessey Primary School - COMPLETED 2021
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. They were fitted in January2022