Community spirit creates safe sports venue

14 December 2012 Last updated at 11:36

  • A safe place for its youngsters to play outdoor games

  • Work has now been completed on a fantastic new multi-use games area in Longridge

  • Community Spirit was instrumental helping to raise money

  • The dedicated facility will now act as a home for play sessions

​A Knutsford community’s dream of having a safe place for its youngsters to play outdoor games has become a reality thanks to Community Spirit, a residents group which is supported by Great Places Housing Group.

Work has now been completed on a fantastic new multi-use games area in Longridge following the efforts of local youngsters who secured vital funding for the project worth nearly £67,000.

 

They now have a safe environment to play games and we have a brilliant facility in which to house plenty of activities in the years to come

Lucy Beesley, community development co-ordinator at Great Places

 

The dedicated facility will now act as a home for play sessions for the people of Knutsford to use.

Cheshire East Council offered the land and site for the pitch, Community Spirit was instrumental helping to raise money. Support from the children’s centre, the local police, fire service, Manchester Airport and local youth clubs, helped achieve their goal.

Money for the project was raised through funding from WREN, and with cash from Connexions Youth Capital Fund and Knutsford Town Council.

Lucy Beesley, community development co-ordinator at Great Places said: “The multi-use games area finally being completed and handed over to all the people of Knutsford to use is a fantastic achievement for the whole community and everyone involved – not least the youngsters of Longridge and Shaw Heath who worked hard to secure funding for the project.

“They now have a safe environment to play games and we have a brilliant facility in which to house plenty of activities in the years to come.”​​