January 26, 2011
boost for community sports facilities in Burnham area
and footballers in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are celebrating
this week after two community sports projects were given a £54,000
Sedgemoor District Council's Grants Awards Sub-Committee has
approved bids to improve community facilities in the towns.
£20,000 of funding is to be used to improve the skate park
facilities at Apex Park in Highbridge, pictured above.
It comes after youngsters from the Burnham Skate Park Improvement
Group produced a series of designs and also consulted with park
users regarding the proposals to improve the facilities.
Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and the Friends of Apex Park
Improvements Group have both backed the plans, which will cost
a total of £30,000 to complete.
£34,128 has been awarded to a project to create a new grass
mini football pitch on the former landfill site at Rosewood Green
in Worston Lane, Burnham.
The new pitch will be situated on public open space and will
be free to use by the local community. It is intended to benefit
residents living within one mile radius of the site, estimated
to be around 5,000 people.
Sedgemoor's Parks and Open Spaces Policy Officer Harley Cook
said: "The proposed facility will offer local residents the
opportunity to improve general fitness and strength, social interaction
and ball games skills in an outdoor environment. The Playing Pitch
Strategy identifies a need to increase mini football pitches in
The news comes just days after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
that the first phase of a project to create a new park on the
former Rosewood rubbish tip had been completed, as pictured above.