An Olympic win for Morton Parish Council

Parish Councillors Matthew Gleadell and  Peter Blagg, on Morton village playing field, where a grant of �31, 748 from Sport England will help develop leisure facilities G120103-1a
Parish Councillors Matthew Gleadell and Peter Blagg, on Morton village playing field, where a grant of �31, 748 from Sport England will help develop leisure facilities G120103-1a

A HUGE grant of £31,748 has been awarded to Morton Parish Council from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The Olympic Legacy Fund will go towards the development of Morton Playing Field - and provide new facilities to give greater opportunities for local people to get involved in sport.

Parish Councillor Matthew Gleadell said: “We are delighted to secure this Inspired Facilities grant which will enable us to provide brand new sporting facilities at our village playing field.”

“It is fantastic to think that a huge global event like the Olympics will see its impact reach into the heart of our local community.”

He added: “The money will go towards a multi-use games area for basketball, football and tennis, and towards putting fencing around the playing field.”

“This is part of a bigger £120,000 project, where we are looking to have the whole field resurfaced, build a new play area and much more.”

Sport England chairman Richard Lewis said: “This investment will create a fantastic sporting legacy for the Morton and Gainsborough community. This has really hit the mark with sports clubs, and shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their community.”