Published: November 16, 2008
Burnham-On-Sea Olympic cyclist to open new Berrow sports facility

Burnham-On-Sea's Olympic BMX rider Liam Phillips is to perform the official opening of Berrow's new flood-lit multi-use games area later this month.

The 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.

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.

Berrow Parish Council's Chairman, Jenny Bentley, told "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."

Parish 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 achieved."

The 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.


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