Cromer sports pitch in line for summer replacement

An all-weather sports pitch at Cromer will replaced this summer, after the �110,000 scheme was given the go ahead.The facility at Cromer Sports Centre is shared by the high school and local community with users including local footballers and North Walsham Hockey Club.

An all-weather sports pitch at Cromer will replaced this summer, after the �110,000 scheme was given the go ahead.

The facility at Cromer Sports Centre is shared by the high school and local community with users including local footballers and North Walsham Hockey Club.

But the 15-year-old pitch was becoming dangerous and North Norfolk District council has agreed to pay �66,000 towards the cost, with the school providing the rest of the funding.

Council leisure and cultural services manager Karl Read said the work would be done during the school summer holidays when the facilities were used less.

It would take a month to complete and any users who could not use the pitch, mostly summer footballers, would be able to switch to the sports hall if it was available.

More than half the 35,000 visits a year to the sports centre involve use of the all-weather pitch, said Mr Read, who assured it was 'still quite safe to use in most weathers'.

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Cromer High head Glyn Hambling welcomed the partnership funding of the project at a facility which was of 'enormous benefit to the school and the wider community.'

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