Abbey fields today is a most popular  
 venue for all kind of events ( see    
 Pages 13 an 14 ) and as a place for   
 certain outdoor activities such as    
 bowling, tennis, mini-golf and a      
 children's playground. In Winter part 
 of the Fields are flooded to form a   
 lake which when iced over is used for 
 ice-skating. There is a lobby in the  
 town at the moment to have this area  
 made into a permanent lake feature for
 boating and fishing recreational      
 activities. There is much controversy 
 of late over dog owners who when      
 exercising their pets in the Fields   
 allow them to foul the grassed areas  
 and pathways. There does seem to be   
 excessive fouling which make the      
 Fields most unpleasant for everyone   
 and tends to spoil others enjoyment of
 such an attractive town feature.      

Map of the area

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