sports facility opens in Brent Knoll, thanks to solar farm funding
new £10,000 sports facility has opened in Brent Knoll this
weekend, thanks to community funding from a solar farm developer.
Hall, Chairman of Brent Knoll Parish Council, opened the new Multi
Use Games Area on the village green on Saturday (September 10th).
village's children previously had to made do with a football goal
made of scaffolding with no net, so this is a huge improvement that's
greatly appreciated by youngsters," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
new facilities have been jointly funded by the Parish Council and
£5,000 from Hadstone Energy to off-set its nearby 90-acre
solar energy farm.
has given a £30,000 community grant to the three parishes
affected by its solar farm development - Lympsham, Berrow and Brent
big thank you goes to Hadstone for their funding of these new facilities,"
added Mr Hall.
Cllr Brian Freestone, who led the working group that explored the
options for the site, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The new games
facility has an astro-turf surface and enables cricket, basketball
and football to be played all year-round. It's been in place just
a few days and is already being actively used."
looked at several options here and we're very happy with the final
result which, thanks to its green surface, blends in well with the
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