A new multi-use games area has been officially opened at Mendlesham Playing Fields.

The new community project, which includes a wheeled sports area for skateboarding and outside table tennis, was unveiled by MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter.

The space received grant funding from Mid Suffolk District Council, alongside contributions from Suffolk County Council and Ping!, a free street table tennis project that takes place in towns and cities all over England.

East Anglian Daily Times: The space includes a wheeled sports area and outside table tennisThe space includes a wheeled sports area and outside table tennis (Image: Office of Dr Dan Poulter)

Despite the project being hampered by delays as a result of Covid, the community has come together as volunteers to bring the games area to fruition.

Dr Poulter said: "It was clear to see this was a huge community effort and I would like to thank everyone who has played a part.

"This state-of-the-art new leisure area will serve all members of the community for many years to come."