Work on new school sports field starting

Pupils at Glemsford Primary School will be able to enjoy more space for sports when work on its new field is completed next year.

Work to level the 1.8-acre site is set to take place at the site which lies immediately west of the school and is separated from the buildings by Shepherds Lane.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “Once this work is completed, the field will be seeded – most likely in late autumn.

“It will then take about a year for the field to be ready for use by the school.”

Headteacher Claire Farrant said: “It is going to really enhance the curriculum provision for PE.”

The county council struck an agreement in September to lease the land from a farmer at the peppercorn rent of £1 per year for 10 years.