New play area at resort

WORK has started on a new play area in Felixstowe's Langer Park to give the town's young people a fun new place to let off steam.The project was developed with a �75,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund and it is estimated installation of new equipment, landscaping and safety checks will take six to eight weeks and should be completed by the October half term holiday.

WORK has started on a new play area in Felixstowe's Langer Park to give the town's young people a fun new place to let off steam.

The project was developed with a �75,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund and it is estimated installation of new equipment, landscaping and safety checks will take six to eight weeks and should be completed by the October half term holiday.

Suffolk Coastal cabinet member Doreen Savage said the district gained grants of �209,312 from the Big Lottery for three projects - the Go With The Flow youth bus, the cycle track and play area at Rendlesham Forest, and Langer Park play area.

The aim was to provide young people lacking play opportunities a wider range of things to do.

“Suffolk Coastal's Play Strategy, which was drawn up with help from local children and teenagers as well as community groups and the council, proved instrumental in attracting the funding,” said Mrs Savage.

“When the Langer Park play area is completed it will stand proudly alongside the town's other leisure facilities, including the newly-opened skatepark at Orwell Green.

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“Suffolk Coastal is working hard to give young people in Felixstowe and in the rest of the district plenty of things to do in their spare time, and I look forward to seeing it in use.”

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