Opening move on pitch project
THE opening move for the development of an all-weather sports pitch will be played out on Wednesday. Then Michael Thrower will be outlining the case for such a pitch in Royston. And as acting chairman of the Royston Community Project he already has £150,
THE opening move for the development of an all-weather sports pitch will be played out on Wednesday.
Then Michael Thrower will be outlining the case for such a pitch in Royston.
And as acting chairman of the Royston Community Project he already has £150,000 to pay towards the costs of the project.
The money has been earmarked for the scheme after Johnson Matthey's sports club closed last year and made the cash available.
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Mr Thrower was meeting other members of the project team tonight (Thursday) to assess the current situation.
He will be giving a presentation next week to members of North Herts District Council's Royston area committee.
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It is believed Herts County Council is also looking at the project and the possibilty of using a school site for the all-weather pitch.
This could mean that a site on county council land at Greneway School or The Meridian School could be used.
The development of an all-weather pitch is expected to cost a total of £500,000.
Originally, there were plans to have such a pitch included in proposals for the Royston leisure centre.
These plans, however, were dropped after protests from nearby residents and the scheme was not included in a bid for Lottery cash.
In the past Sport England has recognised the need for an all-weather pitch in the area.