Community delight at 3G pitch milestone

Community delight as local Labour’s ambitious plans for modern, high quality 3G pitches across the Borough reaches a milestone.

The initiative, pioneered by Bolton Labour chiefs, is set to support participation in sports, and promote health and wellbeing amongst young people and adults.

Council Leader, Cliff Morris announced the plans with the pitch at Westhoughton High School, the first to break-ground for the benefit of the school teams and the local community.

This is the first of three 3G pitches to be completed, as part of £1.5m of capital funding, which the council agreed in February 2016.

The location for this pitches has been chosen based on the infrastructure already in place and the pitch can be managed by an existing facility or building.

These pitches will add to the six 3G pitches already approved or operating in Bolton; Ladybridge Football Club; ESSA School; Bolton Arena; and St Catherine’s Academy; a recently completed one at Bolton Lads and Girls Club and one more in development at Ladybridge High School.

The Council are working closely with partners to develop the ambitious plans.

The new facility will be managed via the council’s agreement with Bolton Community Leisure Trust, with a pricing structure similar to that which has been adopted at the new 3G pitch at Bolton Lads and Girls Club and is proposed at Ladybridge High School.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, Councillor Ebrahim Adia said: “We are delighted that work on the Borough’s new pitches is moving forward.

Cllr Adia added: “Labour is investing in modern, high quality facilities for our schools and local community teams in the area. We hope that the new pitches will attract more people to get involved in sport, as well as improving health and wellbeing across the borough.”