£250k boost for sports facilities in Lymington thanks to London Olympics

Daily Echo: £250k boost for sports facilities thanks to Olympics £250k boost for sports facilities thanks to Olympics

SPORT in the New Forest is set to receive a £250,000 boost in the wake of the London Olympics .

Council chiefs keen to capitalise on the nation’s new enthusiasm for sport have vowed to help fund the provision of extra recreational facilities in the Lymington area.

They are contributing £113,000 towards the £164,000 cost of upgrading a 90-year-old pavilion used by bowlers and tennis players at Lymington Recreation Ground.

The district council has also agreed to help fund new exercise facilities at Hordle and Everton recreation grounds.

Hordle Parish Council will receive £76,914 towards the cost of installing a wide range of sports equipment, including a ten-way fitness station, in a bid to help teenagers and adults improve their health.

The council cash will come from developers’ contributions – money handed over by builders to fund new amenities near housing schemes approved by the authority.

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2:21pm Thu 27 Sep 12

TestwoodLOGS says...

'They are contributing £113,000 towards the £164,000 cost of upgrading a 90-year-old pavilion used by bowlers' - seriously...Bowls wasn't even an Olympic sport! The youngsters will really appreciate this...
'They are contributing £113,000 towards the £164,000 cost of upgrading a 90-year-old pavilion used by bowlers' - seriously...Bowls wasn't even an Olympic sport! The youngsters will really appreciate this... TestwoodLOGS

2:49pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Shoong says...

Shortage of money in New Forest then...
Shortage of money in New Forest then... Shoong

7:28pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Council of New Forest is investing in sports, while neighbouring Southampton City Council is closing sporting vanues, like Oaklands Swimming Pool.

Proves how far towards NuLabour in Southampton has moved, that it cares less than what some of us would have thought to be people from right.

Shame on Southampton's NuLabourites.
Council of New Forest is investing in sports, while neighbouring Southampton City Council is closing sporting vanues, like Oaklands Swimming Pool. Proves how far towards NuLabour in Southampton has moved, that it cares less than what some of us would have thought to be people from right. Shame on Southampton's NuLabourites. Paramjit Bahia

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