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Tattenhoe playing fields get £50,000 boost

Tattenhoe Pavilion
Image caption Hundreds of people are set to benefit from improvements to Tattenhoe sports pitches

Three Buckinghamshire playing fields are set to be brought back into full use, thanks to £50,000 of funding.

The sports pitches at Tattenhoe Pavilion in Milton Keynes are prone to winter flooding and cracking in the summer, and are often unplayable.

Now, £27,600 of lottery funding from Sport England, matched by Hertsmere Leisure Trust which manages the site, will allow the improvement.

Paul Christie from Hertsmere Leisure called it a "fantastic boost".

"It will help us to continue getting more and more people enjoying the very real, life-enhancing effects of sport," he said.

The money is coming from the latest round of Sport England's Protecting Playing Fields Olympic legacy fund.

The project is among 61 across England to benefit from over £2m of investment in the second round of the programme, which will bring disused playing fields back into use, improve existing sites or create new sports pitches.

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