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Funds secured for sport and leisure facilities

Posted on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 8:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of ward councillors (l-r): Brian Allinson, Ernie Brown and Keith Cranney.

Popular sports facilities and public open spaces in Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke are to receive a boost of more than £230,000 in developer funding.

Of the sum awarded by South Gloucestershire Council’s Conservative-run Cabinet in July, £172,000 will be invested into Little Stoke Park and playing field for pitch enhancements and changing room improvements, as well as upgrades to the cricket nets and tennis court at the Trust Ground on North Road.

This follows an initial £13,000 of S106 funding, which was awarded to the playing field last year last year from the Filton Airfield development.

A further £59,000 is also being awarded for toddler play equipment at New Road in Stoke Gifford, following the receipt of wayleave from Network Rail.

Section 106 funding is raised through contributions from developers in negotiation with South Gloucestershire Council and is used to support open space infrastructure that would benefit the new residents and those in existing communities nearby.

Welcoming the funding were Stoke Gifford’s three district ward councillors, Brian Allinson, Ernie Brown and Keith Cranney.

Cllr Allinson said:

“This is great news for our community. South Gloucestershire Council’s Conservative administration has prioritised our public places as one of its main focuses and we are pleased that residents will soon be able to enjoy these enhancements.”

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