Lydiate – Multi purpose sports area back on agenda

The last meeting of Lydiate Parish Council (25th October) seemed quite positive about going ahead with a project to resurface the tennis courts at Sandy Lane Playing Field and in doing so make the courts multi-use.

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This had been the plan for a few months but the September meeting of the Council indicated that some Council members were doubtful about taking the project forward due to the cost and worries about future use of this caged sports area.

This is the present run-down condition of the Sandy Lane Park tennis courts surface.

This is the present run-down condition of the Sandy Lane Park tennis courts surface.

Such multi-use sports areas are called MUGA’s (Multi Use Games Areas) and I have favoured going ahead with the project since we first discussed it. Yes it will be expensive but if we as a community want to get young people out of their houses and off their X Boxes then we need to provide a facility that will offer a alternative.

There were no quotes available at the October meeting for the cost of the works but Lydiate’s Parish Clerk has asked Sefton Council to seek such quotes on the Parish Council’s behalf.

More news when I get it.

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