Sod-turning ceremony for Gorefield’s �235,000 sports pavilion

A SOD-TURNING ceremony has been announced to mark the start of building work on the new sports pavilion and community hall at Gorefield village playing field.

The �235,000 building project includes a multi-use community hall, modern changing facilities, kitchen, bar and toilets.

The event will take place on Saturday September 29 at 10am at the village playing field on Wolf Lane.

Attending the ground breaking event will be members of Gorefield Parish Council, Gorefield Playing Field Association, Peggs Construction and Councillor Chris Seaton from Fenland District Council.

A representative from Sport England and MP Steve Barclay have also been invited.


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The project has been made possible by a �50,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund, part of the �135 million Places People Play legacy programme from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for Gorefield.

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“For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.”

Local MP, Stephen Barclay, said: “Sport plays a crucial role in community life and as someone who has had a lifelong passion for sport, I am delighted that we will be able to improve facilities in Gorefield so significantly.”

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games.”

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