SPORTING fun has been secured for decades to come at a Vicars Cross playing field.
Great Boughton Parish Council has secured £50,000 from Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields Olympic legacy.
The authority will use the investment to improve the drainage and reconfigure Thackeray Drive playing pitches, including a dedicated dog walking area.
This is phase one of a wider programme of improvements to the pitches and the Square One Centre to increase capacity for both sports and community use.
Every sports facility that receives funding as part of the national scheme will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.
The playing field will also be protected from developers for at least 25 years.
Sport England chairman Richard Lewis said: “Thanks to this investment, generations of young people in Vicars Cross can look forward to playing sport on great sports pitches.”
Cheshire West and Chester Cllr Pamela Hall said: “This is a fantastic boost to our commitment to improve leisure and recreation facilities in Great Boughton for everyone of all ages and diverse interests.”