Town’s BMX park reopens

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Sudbury mayor Robert Spivey expressed his delight this week after the town’s BMX park was finally reopened.

Closed in April after being deemed “too dangerous” by Babergh District Council, the attraction, located in Belle Vue Park, has undergone significant repairs to get it back up to scratch.

“It’s great the kids will get a chance to use it again,” said Mr Spivey. “They want to use it as much as they can and these repairs will allow them to do so.”

Mr Spivey said the work, which involved resurfacing all of the ramps, had cost £5,500.

“We had to redo the whole thing,” he said. “We have been working on the park for the last three years.

“It’s a significant piece of repair work to bring it up to standard but this should last several years.”

As well as the repairs, flood lights have been fitted so the park can now be used for longer.

The stunt-park, which cost £26,000 to build, was opened in 2005 following a campaign by a group of youngsters from the town.

When it was first closed, town councillor Lesley Ford-Platt said: “It has been in use for quite a long time. There are holes in equipment and it all needs replacing.”