Bradford District invests GBP 15 mln in sports hubs

Bradford District

The Bradford District Council in England intends to make GBP 15 million available for the investment in three district hubs and five local multi-sports hub sites.
The Bradford District 2019 Playing Pitch Strategy will be discussed next Tuesday. The document was prepared following the release of a report about the district’s sports facilities, last year. The report made it clear that public pitches and fields within the district, were in a very poor state. Clubs blamed poor maintenance and investment.
The new plan will see GBP 10,523,000 invested in the three district hubs and another GBP 3,130,000 invested in creating a local multi-sports hub for each of Bradford’s constituencies.
Each would have improved or new changing facilities and better quality pitches.
Another GBP 1,200,000 will be spent on improving a number of individual pitches and sports facilities, although the pitches that will benefit have not yet been revealed.
However, it is possible that the investment will come at a price. Part of the works will supposedly be funded by the sale of redundant or “low value” pitches. The Council hopes it will make GBP 3.5 million from such sales but Sports England would have a say on the sale of any pitches. The policy says: “Where any current pitches are lost due to the redevelopment of sites, these will be adequately re-provided through re-investment into new pitches by creating or further developing Hub sites.”

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