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A consultation to find a new location for a BMX and skatepark in Sudbury was hailed as a success as more than 40 people turned up despite heavy rain.

“It went very well, we were even approached by people in the park before we got all the information set up,” said Babergh District Council communications advisor Duncan Merren.

The event, held in Belle Vue Park, Sudbury, on April 8, was planned to give residents and park users a chance to identify a site and bring forward a ramp park in the town to be used by BMX, scooter and skateboard enthusiasts.

The council is working with the Make A Difference group, members of the public keen to form a user group and Sudbury Town Council to find a suitable site.

Those attending were shown six different sites and asked both which they preferred and what they would like to see from any potential site.

“We found it very positive,” said Mr Merren. “Everyone was very willing to engage and say how it could be improved.

“There is a lot of people responding and we are getting some good information.”

One suggestion, as residents stood in the rain, was the building of a sheltered area for park users.

Mr Merren said that since the event the number of respondents on the online survey had also increased.

You can take part in the online survey until May 2, at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SudburySkatePark.

People can also fill in physical questionnaires by picking them up at Sudbury Town Council offices, Eden’s Project and the Kingfisher Leisure Centre reception.

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