Latest Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council News
24 January 2023
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council are excited to be working alongside Betongpark this February, to redevelop and extend Victory Recreational Ground Skate Park. The project in total will cost £140,000 and is being funded in co-operation with East Suffolk Council and Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council.
A team of dedicated people from Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council and the local skaters have been working hard to secure the right skate park company to work with and after fierce competition, Betongpark won the contract and have created an amazing design to redevelop the current skate park.
Since 2012 Betongpark has worked passionately to design and construct unique spaces for skateboarding and urban activities. Founded originally in Oslo, Norway before establishing a second office in London, England, Betongpark is recognised as one of Europe’s industry leaders in skate park design and construction.
The key to their success is deep roots in the skateboarding community. From the team in the office to the crew on site, they are 100% skater run, operated and built. As life-long riders themselves they cherish and understand these unique environments, not merely as a sporting arena but as a meeting place for subcultures to thrive. The spaces we create aim to inspire and educate.
To enable Betongpark to design a park that the skaters will really want and use, it was important that the skaters got involved in choosing what they wanted to see in the park,. After a few meetings and talking to skaters at their Skate Jams a list was formed!
From here Betongpark have developed an outstanding design addition to the current skate park, the design will include a bowl, which will include a 6ft and 4ft depth, rolled edges and a ‘snake run’ flow in and out of the bowl. This will lead into the old park as well as a new plaza area, which will feature a ledge, flat bar rail and a challenging stair set!
This unique design is not seen in any skate parks near-by and I’m sure when complete will offer hours of fun for all skaters of all abilities.
Work on this design will begin in February, so if your walking through Victory Recreational Grounds do check out what is happening.
29 November 2022
Victory Park Equipment with the Chairman, Cllr John Last, BEM
Design concept by Betongparks
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council invests in new Play Equipment in Victory Road Recreation Ground.
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council is delighted to have installed new play equipment in Victory Road Recreation Ground. Park. The Council has invested £25,000 in play equipment to enhance inclusive and multi-sensory provision to the toddler age group.
Chairman, Cllr John Last BEM, said ‘I am pleased Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council has had the opportunity to invest money in outdoor recreation in Victory Road Recreation Park. The area needed an upgrade, and I am delighted this has been achieved.’
Sensory play is ideal for helping young children question the world around them. The benefits of sensory play include:
- Learning and problem solving
- Language development
- Memory and motor skills
- Social interaction
The new equipment includes the following: a Play House Shelter, Crawl Tunnel, Hammock Swing, Sensory and Inclusive Play Panels, Tic Tac Toe, 4 in a Row, Orchestra and Talk Tubes.
The Council have used some of its reserves to fund the play equipment.
The Town Council for Leiston and the adjoining hamlet of Sizewell, is situated on the Suffolk coastline and countryside and serves a population of approximately 6,000 residents.