Paul Crossley

Liberal Democrat Councillor

Odd Down cycling success for Lib Dem Council

Odd Down Community Hub secures £141,403 from sporting legacy fund
The Odd Down Community Hub, being developed by Bath & North East Somerset Council, has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £150million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is receiving £141,403 of National Lottery funding to upgrade the facilities at Odd Down playing fields including a new 1.5km “closed road” cycling circuit, a full size floodlit 3G Astro Pitch, improved grass pitches and new changing and social facilities. Work is already underway on the new cycling circuit, funded by British Cycling.

As Leader of the Liberal Democrat Controlled Council in Bath and NE Somerset it is important to me that we do create a legacy from the hugely successful Olympic Year of 2012. We are extremely grateful to the National Lottery and Sport England for their support for the Odd Down Community Hub. Bath & North East Somerset Council is keen to ensure that anyone inspired by last year’s summer of sporting success has the chance to participate in sports and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The new site will be for everybody, from children and families to the more competitive sports enthusiast, and as a Council we are pleased to be working with local people on this project.

The Odd Down Community Hub is one of hundreds of projects across England benefitting from lottery investment through the third round of the Inspired Facilities fund. Many more communities will also be able to benefit from the fund, with a further two rounds remaining. Bids will be accepted for the fourth round of Inspired Facilities Funding from 4 March 2013. You can find out more at http://www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities

Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England, working in partnership with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark.

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