Weʼre raising £84,500 to To provide the school and local community with an all weather floodlit multi use games facility offering many different sports.
- Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands
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Currently there are two tennis courts that are in a poor and deteriorating state of disrepair; resurfacing is essential to enable continued and, more importantly, further use of the space. The current hard surface is breaking up in places and is very slippy in wet weather conditions. Unfortunately the line painting is almost worn away making it difficult to use for playing any sport.
We plan to install a synthetic surface will include line markings for tennis, football, netball and basketball. The cost for this will be £110,000.00 + VAT. This plan also includes the installation of floodlighting lighting (subject to planning permission) to enable evening and winter use for the whole community.
The state of the current surface is not only a health and safety hazard but it is underused; this development will enable us to open the facility up to many local sports teams and community groups and by having an all-weather surface with lighting, we would be committed to enabling local groups to use this facility in the evenings and at weekends. The school receives many requests to use the school grounds, but during the winter and in heavy spells of rain, we do not have the capacity to be able to do this. Our intention would therefore be to open it up for use after 4pm on weekdays, all weekend and in school holidays.
The location of the proposed pitch also benefits from having disabled access and is safely fenced therefore we can encourage use, through advertising, of the facilities for sports such as wheelchair basketball and blind football which are currently growing in popularity.
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