Consultation set to finish

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RESIDENTS in Hadleigh are being reminded that tomorrow is the last chance to have their say on the town’s playgrounds.

Officers at Babergh District Council and Hadleigh Town Council both believe the area’s playgrounds are in need of an overhaul and have joined together to ask residents what developments they would like to see in the coming years.

An informal consultation into the review of the town’s playgrounds started in August but ends on Friday.

Jo Seymour, Babergh’s horticultural officer, said: “We have had a very positive response to the consultation so far and we are beginning to build a clearer view of how Hadleigh residents view and use their playgrounds.

“This is a golden opportunity for residents to really shape the future of their playgrounds.”

Funding for improvements has already been secured through Babergh’s capital programme and further money could be made available from Section 106 development money if there is enough support for the scheme.

“So far I have heard from a lot of adults, but I do also need to hear from the experts on play – the young people of Hadleigh – to ensure the wish list I create is really what they want,” said Mrs Seymour.

Questionnaires are available at the district council offices, the town council offices, Hadleigh Library, Hadleigh Swimming Pool and Hadleigh Sports Centre, and must be returned by tomorrow.

Online questionnaire are available on or