Name needed for recreation area

A RESTFUL new oasis for recreation at Purdis Farm is seeking a name - and residents are being asked to put the final touch.The play and open space facilities off Murrills Road, Meadow Crescent and Pine Drive, feature play equipment, aerial runway, basketball goal, kickabout area, plus a flower meadow and a peaceful informal area.

A RESTFUL new oasis for recreation at Purdis Farm is seeking a name - and residents are being asked to put the final touch.

The play and open space facilities off Murrills Road, Meadow Crescent and Pine Drive, feature play equipment, aerial runway, basketball goal, kickabout area, plus a flower meadow and a peaceful informal area.

“These new facilities have come about thanks to a partnership between housing developer Persimmon Homes and this council, with the designs being done by James Blake Associates and our landscape officer Anne Westover,” said Suffolk Coastal cabinet member Mary Neale.

“This site now offers a lovely mixture of modern play facilities for children of all ages to burn off their energy, in a setting that manages to preserve the best of the traditional natural world.

“I am sure this will be an excellent local facility for local people and now all we need is a name.

“We are asking for suggestions, with a small prize on offer for the best one that best sums up this new restful oasis.”

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The site was developed as part of the planning agreement with Persimmon Homes for their Purdis Farm development, and lies over an Anglo-Saxon burial ground.

A pocket of the former heathland has been preserved, as well as an elm hedge and old oak trees, which have the protection of tree preservation orders. The site will be managed by Suffolk Coastal's countryside team and Suffolk Coastal Services Ltd.