Felixstowe Town Council has completed some much-needed work to improve facilities at Allenby Park and Gosford Way Park. These cherished local parks, which recently came under the Town Council’s stewardship, underwent extensive improvements to make the paths more user-friendly. This was made possible thanks to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding. The Town Council’s Grounds Team has also been hard at work refurbishing and repainting the play equipment at Allenby Park, ensuring it remains safe and enjoyable for all.
The play areas at both Gosford Way Park and Allenby Park, alongside Cavendish Park, were fully refurbished with a range of equipment suitable for toddlers, juniors and teenagers in 2018. The £265,000 project included a new Multi-Use Games Area at Cavendish Park and the widening of the 5-a-side pitch at Allenby Park. The comprehensive effort was the result of a collaborative initiative between Felixstowe Town Council and East Suffolk Council to identify and prioritise the refurbishment of community play areas as part of an ongoing commitment to enhance local facilities.
The Mayor of Felixstowe said:
“Allenby Park and Gosford Way Park are both vital community spaces, regularly used and enjoyed by residents and visitors to Felixstowe across all age ranges and backgrounds. With the parks having recently been taken over by the Town Council, it was a fantastic opportunity to improve the spaces for all who use them.”
The Town Council remains focused on enhancing the play facilities and overall experience for the community at Allenby Park and Gosford Way Park, ensuring a more enjoyable and inclusive environment for everyone.