Published: May 11, 2012
Plans for new £120,000 sports area in Highbridge are unveiled

A new £120,000 outdoor sports area will be built in Highbridge's Apex Park under proposals unveiled this week.

Burnham 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.

Cllr Neville Jones, who put forward the proposals, told "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."

At 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.

Town 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.

Berrow's facilities - which are used for football, netball, basketball and tennis - were opened in 2008, as we reported here.


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