New gates unveiled at Murray Park in Ipswich after funding from council

Ipswich Borough Council south east area committee chairwoman Sarah Barber (far left) with Friends of

Ipswich Borough Council south east area committee chairwoman Sarah Barber (far left) with Friends of Murray Park chiarwoman Sue Bird (with scissors) at the unveiling of the new Murray Park gates - Credit: Archant

Brand new self-closing gates at Murray Park in Ipswich were unveiled on Friday, after Ipswich Borough Council’s south east area committee funded the project.

The Friends of Murray Park was awarded just under £5,000 for replacing the gates, with the new gate able to close itself to prevent children or dogs from running into the road.

South east area committee chairwoman Sarah Barber said: “It’s a very well used park that gets used every day.

“The reasons they gave for monitoring the safety of children and dogs were great, and it’s brilliant to be able to support that.”

As a focal point for entering the park, it is hoped the new entrance will help attract people into the park.

The Friends of Murray Park is also on the lookout for new members who wish to help volunteer, with anyone interested able to contact chairwoman Sue Bird at the group’s website here.