Trader wants water feature in town park

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A businesswoman in the heart of Sudbury’s Belle Vue Park has pleaded with county councillor John Sayers to look into funding an interactive water feature.

Nichola Cayzell, who runs the refreshments cabin in the park, has set up a petition to promote the idea, and has already collected more than 100 signatures.

She hopes the idea will be chosen by Mr Sayers, who has funding available from his locality budget plus funding from a Suffolk County Council pilot scheme, which together totals £14,000.

The feature would comprise of a number of water fountains that turn on and off at random points, designed to allow children to safely play in them.

“We are desperate for more features in the park,” said Mrs Cayzell. “It will be great for families coming down here.

“The kids would get a little wet but it’s not dangerous.”

Similar features already exist in Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Mr Sayers said he had visited the one in Lowestoft and said it was “great fun”.

He added: “I think it would be a great idea.”

A large number of schemes and projects have already been presented to Mr Sayers, who said it was a “brilliant chance to get something people want in the town”.

He said he would look to compile a shortlist of ideas after the town carnival, when he will be accepting more proposals.

Sudbury residents will then be asked to choose a winner.

Mrs Cayzell’s petition can be found at the cabin in Belle Vue Park.