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Catshill meadow secures Olympic legacy funding
6:10pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
OLYMPIC legacy funding has been secured to improve the facilities at a meadow in Bromsgrove.
The North West Ward Association (NWWA) - the Charitable Trust overseeing Catshill Village Meadow - has received funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.
The meadow, officially known as the George Wagstaff Memorial Meadow, is entrusted to the NWWA, which has protected the land for the enjoyment of villagers for decades.
The NWWA applied to Sport England for the grant to replace the old changing rooms at the meadow, in the centre of the village off Meadow Road.
Sport England, the sport distributor of National Lottery funding, has awarded £50,000 to a scheme to covert the changing rooms into a multi-functional facility, including a training and social room, a kitchen and toilets.
The money has been awarded through the £150 million Place People Play Olympic legacy programme, so the new facility will carry a London 2012 Inspire mark celebrating the games’ link.
Sport England’s chairman, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Bromsgrove, from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“With so many Midlands clubs having benefited from this fund already, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”
Catherine Simcox, from the NWWA, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment.
“In June the NWWA organised it's own Community Games and fun day to promote the Olympic spirit, and we had more than 2,000 local residents attend this successful event.
“We now feel an Olympics’ legacy has also been achieved with this exciting new facility for the village.”
Further funding from Sport England is being made available for community projects.
Bids are being accepted from March 4.
For more details see sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.