Highworth Sporting Hub asks people for ideas for town

Related Stories

Several sports clubs in a Wiltshire town have formed a Sporting Hub to find out the sort of facilities people want before they apply for funding.

The Sporting Hub in Highworth near Swindon is inviting people to a drop-in session or to fill in a questionnaire.

A flood-lit artificial grass pitch, a new cricket field and a running track are among the suggestions for improved sporting facilities.

The public consultation started on 19 Feb and ends on 11 March.

Once the public consultation is complete the Sporting Hub will apply for planning permission to build on and improve the town's current recreation site.

Then they will apply for funding to bodies such as Sport England.

The Sporting Hub said it would also be seeking money from the Football Foundation and Swindon Borough Council.

Stuart Henshaw, from the Sporting Hub, said: "No funding is in place yet. We are looking for support from the local community - it can only go ahead with the support from the people of Highworth."

The next drop-in session is on 26 February at Highworth Community Centre from 12:00 to 20:00 GMT.

The last session is at Highworth Town Council community rooms on 2 March between 10:00 and 13:00.

The hub includes the chairmen from the town's football, cricket, tennis, bowls and golf clubs.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Weather

Swindon

4 °C 0 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Abdi Nor IftinGolden ticket

    How a refugee entered a lottery and won a new life in the US


  • Herring in a fur coatMerry herring

    How fish 'in a fur coat' is enough to make Russia's New Year happy


  • Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Windjana' Drilling SiteIn pictures

    The most stunning space photos of the year


  • Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Dame Judi DenchFilm quiz of 2014

    How much do you remember about the past 12 months?


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world...?

    Think you are a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s interactive game

Programmes

  • Tom BrookTalking Movies Watch

    Tom Brook looks back at some of the best movies of 2014 from around the world

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.