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Southwold summer season boost

PUBLISHED: 09:12 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:14 06 July 2010

AN overgrown patch of land in Southwold could be turned into a community area in time for the summer season.

Southwold Town Council has been trying for several years to get permission to look after the Klondyke, opposite the pier, and now Waveney District Council has agreed to hand the plot back to the town.

AN overgrown patch of land in Southwold could be turned into a community area in time for the summer season.

Southwold Town Council has been trying for several years to get permission to look after the Klondyke, opposite the pier, and now Waveney District Council has agreed to hand the plot back to the town.

Plans have been tabled in recent years to turn the site into a skateboard park but it is likely that at the moment the site will simply be cleared so that it can be used for picnics in the summer.

John Windell, a member of the town council's Klondyke working party, said: “Our first plan is really to get it up and running in time for the summer holiday period.”

Speaking at a meeting of Southwold Town Council on Tuesday night (April 28), Mr Windell said that he is planning to work with local young people, including members of the Klondyke Sports Committee, which was formed to draw up the skate park plans, over the coming weeks to get the site ready to be used recreationally in the summer.

A spokesman for Waveney District Council confirmed that the town council can tidy up the Klondyke site while the details of the transfer of the asset are drawn up.

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