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Plans for £100,000 Floodlit Pitch for Easingwold Approved


11:00am 18th June 2013

Plans for a new floodlit pitch in Easingwold have received a £100,000 boost.

Members of Hambleton District Council’s Cabinet have agreed to release cash earmarked for a sports hall at the town’s secondary school for the pitch.

It is part of a £350,000 package set aside for the town for public open space, sport and recreation projects over the next three to four years.

Councillors were told that the school is aware that raising funding for the sports hall is a large project – and with a gap of £1million still to close, it may be some distance away from fruition.

“As a result the school headteacher and governing body have decided to divert some funding into a full size synthetic turf floodlit pitch,” said Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Wilkinson.

“We had allocated Section 106 funding to the scheme – money set aside from new developments in the area.   £100,000 of this will now go to the pitch – which will have community and school use.

“This will be a great asset to the school and the wider Easingwold area – and be the catalyst to move the remainder of the project forward.”

He said cash has also been set aside for projects by Easingwold Town Council, the Galtres Centre, Easingwold Town Football Club, Easingwold Cricket and Tennis Club and Easingwold Bowls Club.

All the schemes have been identified in the town’s Public Open Space, Sport and Recreation Action Plan.

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