New sports pitches for Sutherland Memorial Park

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By mattcollison | Monday, December 10, 2012, 15:58

SPORTS pitches are to be upgraded around Guildford thanks to £121,000 donated from developers.

Work on new astro turf courts and a cricket wicket at Sutherland Memorial Park in Burpham will start this winter.

The existing astro turf courts were built in the 1980s and are now in need of replacing.

The improvements which are scheduled for completion in spring 2013 have been funded by Section 106 cash, donated to Guildford Borough by developers of large building schemes.

Cllr Matt Furniss, lead councillor for environment, said: "The astro-turf courts are very well used by the local community, with nearly 40 local teams and groups enjoying them every week. 

"It's now time to upgrade the courts and wicket so we can continue to provide safe, high quality sport facilities. Using developer contributions means that this work can be completed with no cost to local tax payers."

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