Projects managed by the Town Council
Breckland Park Play Area Improvements
We have £54,000 to spend on improvements for recreational facilities.
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 2020 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
We have made a £5,233 bid to Norfolk County Council for a 50% contribution towards 20mph signs designed by children and flashing lights to make crossings safer, We will find out in March 2021 if our bid is successful.
In support of NHS & Key Workers one will be situated at The Denes Open Space on Fairway at Queen's Hills and the other which is lottery funded at Longwater Play Areas.
The Town Council is looking to put three paths of Breedon Gravel "Wayfarer" in a "U" shape around the 10m extension strip designated to provide additional cremation plots.
Quotes are being sought.