BURY COUNCIL: £250,000 funding in public park tennis courts agreed

BURY COUNCIL: £250,000 investment in public park tennis courts agreed

MORE than £250,000 is to be spent bettering council-run tennis courts at six parks in Bury.

The council has entered right into a partnership with the Garden Tennis Affiliation (LTA) to implement a coverage of ‘sustainable tennis growth.

Bury Council is to spend greater than £220,000 within the subsequent 5 months to enhance courts and related amenities at Hamilton Street Park, Openshaw Park, Nuttall Park, Bolton Street Park, Manchester Street Park and Whitehead Park.

Different funds have been organized by the LTA.

The remaining three elevations of fencing at St Mary’s Park can even be constructed as a part of the enhancements.

A report on the approval of the spending, acknowledged: “The pilot undertaking at St Mary’s Park proved to be very profitable and Bury Wellness

Service is now able to scale up undertaking administration for tennis courtroom redevelopment in our inexperienced flag neighborhood parks.

“The pilot scheme in partnership with the LTA has proven to take care of the standard of the courts, enhance the provide to those that want to play tennis in addition to construct up a fund for future upkeep from tennis earnings obtained.”

The enhancements will embrace overlaying present surfaces, acrylic paint coating, new posts, sockets, metal nets and centre band anchors and groundworks for electrical provide.

After a aggressive tender course of Bury primarily based Groundwork Landscapes Ltd will perform the works at Hamilton Street Park, Openshaw Park, Nuttall Park, Bolton Street Park and Manchester Street Park. Tyldesley primarily based Draxeda Building received the contract to do the enhancements at Whitehead Park.

The report stated that exterior funds had been received for different enhancements, including: ” Bury Council’s lengthy standing partnership with the LTA has helped to safe exterior funding for the entry gates and installations at a complete of


The council stated that £61,837 funding had already been secured for capital funding at St Mary’s Park by planning acquire monies, at Nuttall Park by accredited floods money and Openshaw Park by capital receipt funds.

The cash deliberate to be invested at every website varies from round £40,000 to round £52,000.

Officers accredited £220,356.55 from the council’s capital programme for 2020/21 to fund the rest of the undertaking.

One other LTA initiative started earlier this month with free neighborhood tennis classes are returning to St Mary’s Park in Prestwich.

Sports activities charity Tennis for Free relaunched the classes on Sunday, October 4, in partnership with Bury Council and the LTA.

The classes are led by an expert tennis coach and happen each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm, initially for over-12s solely.

To participate join at: tennisforfree.com.

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