After years of delays and significant challenges, work on the long awaited Hunslet Moor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) has finally been given a start day. Work to build the MUGA will start on 17 April and take around 8 weeks to complete.
Cllr Paul Wray (Labour, Hunslet and Riverside) who has been pushing for the project’s completion said:
“This has taken so long – indeed it was originally first proposed five years ago by former Cllr Nash, before I was even a Councillor.
“Funding issues, the pandemic and then a complex set of drainage issue had all delayed final sign-off this park upgrade, but we finally got there as I promised we would. This community will now have the benefits of a MUGA in their park. It is about time.”
Chair of Friends of Hunslet Moor, Brenda Barlow added:
“This is great news for the community who use Hunslet Moor. The last five years have seen the area steadily improving due to the partnership work between the community via the Friends, the Parks department and Cllr Wray. Cllr Wray could have given up on this project years ago, but he kept at it.”
Samantha Gilmore, who runs the popular Champions Soccer Saturday project on the moor also added:
“This will be so useful for project like ours. This, plus other fitness improvements I know are planned for Hunslet Moor, means we can offer an even wider range of support, in particular to young men, to get fit, stay active and keep them away from less beneficial activities.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Paul Wray
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