November 16, 2008
Olympic cyclist to open new Berrow sports facility
Olympic BMX rider Liam Phillips is to perform the official opening
of Berrow's new flood-lit multi-use games area later this month.
facility will be officially opened to the public on Saturday 29th
November at 12 noon in the Games Area, which is located to the
north-east of the Phoenix Pavilion in Parsonage Road, Berrow.
Parish Council installed the games area after securing funding
of £45,950 from Sedgemoor District Council's RLT3 Outdoor
Sports Fund, £19,500 from Viridor Credits Environmental
Company through the Landfill Communities Fund, and £6,000
from Somerset County Council's Sedgemoor Area Working Panel.
Parish Council's Chairman, Jenny Bentley, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are delighted that this project has been completed on
time and within budget. It is a welcome addition to the pavilion
and sports fields and provides a full suite of excellent facilities
for Berrow and the surrounding area."
Clerk Lynn Smith added: "The installation of the games area,
which will provide facilities for a range of sports including
football, basketball, tennis and netball, has been discussed by
the Parish Council for several years now in response to the production
of the Berrow Parish Plan 2003 - 2007. It is wonderful that it
has finally been achieved. Thanks must also go to all the previous
Councillors and representatives of the user groups who helped
with the initial plans. Without them, it would never have been
games area will be available for hire at a cost of £10 per
hour, plus the purchase of tokens for the floodlights if needed.
Further details are available from Lynn on 01278 793124.