Sports and Recreation Ground
The Sports and Recreation Ground was put in Trust to the Parish Council in 1929. The Sports and Recreation Ground Management Committee are responsible for the day to day management of the facility. Facilities include a Pavilion (for Hire), Zip Wire, Outdoor Exercise Equipment, Skateboard Park, BMX Cycle track and basket ball nets. The local Scout Hut is also located on site.
The Management Committee in consultation with the Parish Council are working on plans to regenerate the grounds. A Sports Ground Strategy document has been prepared by Shelisflyyn which outlines plans for the proposed regeneration of the Sports and Recreation Ground.
Outline plans include provision for a new bespoke gate and signage wall to the sports ground to reinforce the sense of community ownership, MUGA (multi-use games area), 2 foot ball pitches, a cricket wicket, Children’s play hill with seating area with long ‘railway seats’ and play diggers which children can climb on, a 600m jogging/walking track, extended skate park, revamped BMX track, tennis courts, extended car park and new pavillion. Great Yeldham Sports Ground Strategy
The next stage is to have a detailed site and costing plan drawn up to help the management committee and Parish Council seek external funding through e.g. Big Lottery to see the project to fruition.
Plans are now in progress: a Zip Wire was installed in July 2019 to kick start the project. The outdoor exercise equipment was installed in September 2021. The next phase is to seek funding for the Multi Use Games Area.