Following a public vote, it looks like a brand new sporting facility could be on the cards for Halesworth, helping to improve local tourism and provide residents with much needed sporting facilities.
Plans were afoot to sell the site, but thanks to its 1952 constitution, residents were given a say in how the land would be used. After the possibility of a new sports complex was tabled, residents greeted it warmly, voting 474 to 29 in favour of the proposal.
A new voluntary organisation, the Halesworth Campus Group, has been formed to oversee the development and will regularly consult with residents to ensure the new centre meets the needs of the community.
This bodes well for Halesworth’s tourism industry, as it provides yet another reason for visitors to choose an East Anglian holiday.