Suffolk Road Recreation Ground Consultation

Closed 10 Oct 2017

Opened 19 Sep 2017

Results updated 2 Nov 2017

The Suffolk Road Recreation Ground Consultation received 296 responses and a summary of the results can be found at the bottom of the page. Overall, there was strong support demonstrated for the proposal with 231 (78%) respondents stating that they favour the proposed changes. 

Next Steps

The Parks and Open Spaces Team plan to:

  • Share this report with ward Councillor’s and the Joint Deputy Leader who is the Cabinet Member for the Environment, Business and Community and consult on next steps.
  • Publish this report on the Council’s consultation finder website.
  • Inform the Friends Group members and decide whether further consultation with adjacent property owners is required.
  • Develop a project specification for the proposals that have been outlined above and invite suppliers to tender for this contract within a three-week period.
  • Assess all tender submissions and award the contract in order to begin delivering the project.



The Council and Friends of Suffolk Road Recreation Ground are proposing to create a new dog free area along the right hand side of the park as you enter from Suffolk Road. In this area the Council plans to create a new play area that includes a mixture of natural and traditional play and includes a small sandpit. 

In the future a sensory garden is proposed within the dog free area with close proximity to Walnut Close, including a new access point from the estate allowing ease of access for those less mobile.

Elsewhere in the Recreation Ground, the Council is also proposing to plant new shrubs, trees and a wildflower meadow with dog walking circuit, as well as installing additional seating. For more details on the proposed plan, please see the related documents section at the bottom of the page.

The aim of this consultation is to inform users about the proposals and to establish whether the proposed changes are supported. Following the consultation, all feedback will be taken into account and the Council will liaise with the friends group regarding the next steps going forward.

You can access the online survey below, but if you would like a paper copy, please contact us at

Please be advised that this consultation closes on Tuesday 10 October 2017.



  • Open to all