Pump track taking shape in Mildenhall

West Suffolk councillors Ian Shipp and Andy Neal on the emerging Mildenhall pump track site. Photo: West Suffolk Council.

A brand new £112,000 pump track is fast taking shape in Mildenhall.

The West Suffolk Council project is being delivered in the south west corner of the Mildenhall Hub site, between the 3G pitch and the River Lark.

Three designs were consulted on with local skate park users and at the Phoenix Cycle Park, in Kentford.

The design with the most support was by contractors 414, who have now begun terraforming. Work is weather dependent but completion of the 12-week project is expected in December.

Ian Shipp, cabinet member for Leisure at West Suffolk Council, said: “The pump track can be used by all ages but the very youngest, and judging by take-up at our new skate park, it is going to be very well used.

“We’ve been looking for an opportunity to replace the old track in Mildenhall Woods, which had to be closed three years ago because of problems.

“The Hub is an ideal location, close to town and next to other sporting and community facilities. I’m sure I’m not alone in following the track as it comes out of the ground, with great interest.

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