Sports courts at Middleton Park are undergoing over £100,000 of improvements thanks to a funding package coordinated by local Councillors, Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.
The three Middleton Park ward members have agreed to use an allocation of S106 funding that has been secured from a local development to fund the improvement works. The funding is earmarked for such use through a legal agreement with the developer. This funding, together with other sources, has allowed improvements to the MUGA (multi-use games area) that include;
- New surfacing
- New fencing
- New tennis posts and nets
- Sports marking for cricket, football and basketball along with tennis markings and a new acrylic painted surface for the tennis courts.
Work to the fencing and surface is expected to be finished by the end of March, with the line markings applied as soon as weather conditions allow.
Councillors Groves, Truswell and Blake said:
“This makeover for the MUGA is long overdue. It brings it back up to a level comparable with the massive improvements that we’ve made over recent years in partnership with the excellent Friends of Middleton Park. It will complement major developments such as the playground, visitor centre, bandstand, signage, and paths, and of course our fantastic award-winning Urban Bike Park.
“We are delighted that these refurbishment works will be completed and, subject to Covid guidance, ready for local young people to use as the weather warms up. Over this last year we have seen the benefits of outdoor recreation more than ever, and the huge value of the Middleton Park in particular. We know just how valuable outdoor leisure facilities like this are to our residents.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Middleton Park ward Councilors
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