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Ipswich: New toilets and baby changing facilities open near childrens’ play area in Holywells Park

20:00 06 August 2014

Official opening of new toilets on Holywells Park, Ipswich  Ipswich Mayor Bill Quinton with David Burton of IBC,

Official opening of new toilets on Holywells Park, Ipswich Ipswich Mayor Bill Quinton with David Burton of IBC,

Mayor of Ipswich Bill Quinton has opened a new toilet block at Holywells Park.

The toilet block and changing facility is part of a £3.5million renovation project at the park.

It has been built next to the children’s play area, meaning families will no longer need to head up to the stable block to use the facilities.

Ipswich Borough Council received a grant of £2.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, supplemented by funding from the Friends of Holywells Park and by the borough council.

Other improvements on the way includes a visitor centre, which includes a café and more public toilets, in the Stable Block and an open-air theatre space and better paths and access.

Three ponds have also been desilted and the overall construction project should be completed by the end of the year.

As well as improving the park’s heritage, the project will enable the borough council and friends to put on more activities in Holywells.

5 comments

  • I'm sure the Lottery Fund are pleased that as soon as this facility is opened at great expense, the "Travelling Community" roll up to take ownership of it! How much additional money will it cost to repair after these "people" have wrecked the place?

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    england1770

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • I guess all the workmen from the various trades involved, the ones who put all the real work into it were all on a lunch break and therefore unavailable, leaving just the paper pushing suites available for the photo call...? Typical From Carters & Ipswich star

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    John Smith

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Opened just in time for the travellers to use and make their stay more comfortable

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    Mark Flewitt

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • All very lovely now and I hate to be cynical but I won't be surprised if next months headline is something like new toilets block closed after use by drug addicts or trashed by vandals as sadly that's what seems to happen all too often these days. I hope I'm wrong.

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    MZH

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • 3.5 million you sure what a waste of money sorry but babies do here bits in nappies and posh bin will do

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    Lee mundy

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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