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Grant secured to provide floodlights for multi-use games area in Addingham
9:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
Floodlights are to be installed at Addingham’s new multi-use games area (MUGA) as the nights draw in.
Bradford District ward councillor Adrian Naylor (Ind, Craven) secured a £5,000 grant for the four floodlights at the sports area, which was opened in the summer.
Addingham Civic Society raised the original £120,000-plus for the facility, gaining funding from Yorventure and landfill tax distributor Wren.
Coun Naylor said: “The Addingham Civic Society has managed to provide the people of Addingham with a superb facility which has been well used since its recent opening. Now we are heading into autumn it seemed the right time to finish the project off by setting up four floodlights which will allow the facility to be used in the evenings.
“This will not only give young people somewhere to go to play sport safely, but it will also give them an opportunity to develop skills and to become better at a wide variety of sports. It will also be useful for helping to provide everyone with a facility which will help to provide a healthy lifestyle.”
Keith Appleyard, who was instrumental in getting the games area built, said the floodlights will allow the civic society to develop a coaching programme.
He said: “We hope to be able to offer coaching sessions in a variety of sports, one of the first being football.
“The MUGA is an excellent addition to the village and is an example of good partnership working between the civic society, Bradford Council and Councillor Naylor and Addingham Parish Council who have all worked together to provide this for the people of Addingham.”
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