Video: Plans for new sports facilities in Halesworth face meeting

The people of Halesworth can have their say on a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity for the town.

Halesworth Campus group has called a public meeting on a move to sell the existing sporting site to allow improved facilities to be built where the middle school currently is.

The school, off Harrisons Lane, is due to close in the summer following the Suffolk-wide reorganisation of education and Halesworth Campus group is proposing to take it over and transform it into a major complex.

It needs the adjacent Dairy Hill Playing Field to be sold for housing and Halesworth Playing Fields Association's 1952 constitution states a vote from Halesworth residents aged over 18 must take place.

Group chairman and Suffolk county councillor Tony Goldson said: 'The vacated site provides an outstanding opportunity for the community to regenerate the space to provide improved educational, sporting and other community facilities for the town and its surrounding parishes for many years to come.'

The first stage would include a swimming pool, gym and more football pitches and tennis courts, with a vision to expand facilities at Health Village and education at the North Suffolk Skills Centre.

The public meeting will be at Halesworth Middle School on January 21, 11am to 8pm. Voting can also take place online at

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