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Bromsgrove club's pitches to be improved
12:00pm Friday 14th September 2012 in News
THE popular sports pitches at a town club are set to be improved after the awarding of a grant.
The Veolia Environment Trust awarded a grant of £30,000 towards the project to improve the sports pitches at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, (BRC) based at Finstall Park.
The money is being used to improve drainage through an investment in piped drainage.
The pitches are in high demand, being used by a wide variety of groups throughout the year, with the majority using them in the winter.
The high volume of use, combined with poor weather, can cause deterioration over time.
The project aims to improve the quality of the pitches by installing a primary drainage system to two of them.
After the project is finished water will drain away, reducing the amount of damage caused to the pitches.
It is expected more games will be played on them, and there will be a reduction in the number of matches.
Bromsgrove RFC John Blackhall, said: “This project will make a great improvement to our club.
“It is something our teams and community user groups have sought after for a while and we are so grateful that we now have the funding in place to make it happen.”
The Veolia Environmental Trust’s executive director, McNabb Laurie, said, “This is great news for Bromsgrove’s sports and community groups and we look forward to the scheme starting.”