for new £120,000 sports area in Highbridge are unveiled
new £120,000 outdoor sports area will be built in Highbridge's
Apex Park under proposals unveiled this week.
and Highbridge Town Council is to submit a bid for £100,000
of funding for a new MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) in Apex Park
similar to the one pictured above in Berrow.
Neville Jones, who put forward the proposals, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It would provide superb new sports facilities for the young
people in our towns. A games area like this is already in place
next to Berrow Village Hall and is well used."
a meeting on Wednesday (May 9th), the Town Council decided to
set aside £20,000 from its general reserves for the new
project and also make a bid for £100,000 to Sedgemoor District
Council for RLT3 funding, which comes from housing developers'
contributions towards the provision of community leisure facilities.
councillors unanimously backed the plans, which will initially
be managed by the council's Jubilee Committee before being handed
over to the council's Town Improvements Committee later this year.
facilities - which are used for football, netball, basketball
and tennis - were opened in 2008, as we reported here.