Published on 4th January 2023
Football will begin again at Burrow’s Playing Fields in Cheltenham from this Saturday, 7 January, following extensive works.
Improvements have been made to the pitches to level and reseed the football pitches and cricket square to the north side of the field also with better drainage; renovations to the pavilion and a new circular path to improve accessibility for all.
The pitches and pavilion have undergone a complete overhaul at a cost of nearly £1m, producing some of the best facilities in the area. Half of the pitches are now available, with the other half being ready next season. Initially, the pitches will be used by the younger teams whilst they continue to establish.
The pavilion has been completely redeveloped and has new changing facilities and a multi-function room that runs on sustainable energy.
Cllr Iain Dobie, cabinet member for waste, recycling and street services at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “It’s great news that these pitches can be enjoyed again. We’re proud to be working with Leckhampton Rovers for these improvements to Burrow’s Field, which will also hugely benefit our residents.”
Enzo Scognamiglio, Leckhampton Rovers Football Club chairman, said “This is another massive step in the development of the club. It will provide us with the platform to continue to grow the club and also offer football and other sport to a much wider audience. We are delighted to once again being able to watch so many young people be able to enjoy sport at the Burrow’s. We would like to thank Cheltenham Borough Council and everyone who has supported the club to enable it to get to this position.”
Please do come along and support the teams, who will play on a Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons.
Funding for the entire project has come from the Football Foundation, a charity which channels money from the Premier League, FA and the Government and S106 development funds with additional contributions from LRFC, the Enovert Community Trust, Cheltenham Zero Community Fund, Gloucestershire County Council, Leckhampton and Warden Hill Parish Council and Vets on the Park.
To find out more about the project - including frequently asked questions - please visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/burrows-improvements.
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