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Plans for Stevenage high ropes course approved

An artist's impression of the high ropes facility
Image caption An artist's impression of the high ropes facility planned for Fairlands Valley Park

Plans for an adventure sports facility at Fairlands Valley Park have been approved by Stevenage Borough Council.

A high ropes course, featuring a climbing wall and ladders, will be built in the park.

The project, funded by SoStevenage, the local strategic partnership, will allow school and community groups to use the course during the day.

In the evenings, weekends and school holidays, it will be open to the public.

The course is expected to bring in visitors from outside the area and help to raise the profile of Stevenage as a sport and leisure destination.

The Stevenage School Sports Partnership, the Extended Schools Consortia, Sport Stevenage, Stevenage Borough Council and Stevenage Leisure Limited have all worked in partnership on the project.

Jill Eaton, of the Stevenage School Sports Partnership, said: "The course will enhance the outstanding leisure facilities already provided at Fairlands and give Stevenage residents and visitors a new and exciting challenge."

Councillor Howard Burrell, Stevenage's executive member for children and young people, culture, sport and leisure said: "This new facility will help us to deliver our community strategy priorities of creating healthier lifestyles, helping children and young people to achieve their potential and making leisure more accessible to everyone."

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