Bucket loads of fun at beach!

Beach, Parsons Close Recreation Ground
Beach, Parsons Close Recreation Ground

Leighton Buzzard’s beach is coming back to Parson’s Close Recreation Ground on Wednesday, May 20.

Following the success of last year, the beach will be returning alongside the Splash and Play and will be open to the public from 10am till 5pm, seven days a week.

The Town Mayor will be opening the beach on Wednesday at 2pm.

A report by Ian Haynes, head of grounds and environmental services at Leighton Linslade Town Council, states: “From last year’s experiences and the feedback received from visitors, improvements are to be made to this year’s facility.

“This year the beach will be 20m by 20m, with sand at least 200mm deep. The beach will be surrounded by treated decking, to create a proven sand retaining wall that collects sand and acts as a practical walkway and viewing area around the beach.

“Surrounding the beach will be a 1.8m high roll top open mesh fencing system with gates, this will enhance visibility to the benefit of the users and their guardians who may decide to sit outside of the beach.”

Compared to the 2014 beach, the new facility is considered to be more robust, extending the life of the beach and allowing it to be left for up to two years.

Councillor Amanda Dodwell said: “Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s beach, the Town Council will be opening a new and improved facility down at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground.

“We hope that the beach will continue to provide a fun distraction for the whole family and we would encourage you all to come down and enjoy the beach, the park and the other attractions it has to offer.

“Please do remember to bring your bucket and spade as well as your sun screen. Wishing you all a very happy summer and look forward to seeing you at the beach!”