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£400,000 lottery funding for East Lancashire sport facilities
SPORTS projects in East Lancashire have received almost £400,000 in National Lottery funding.
The cash is handed out by Sport England through Inspired Facilities, part of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme.
Lancashire County and Pendle Borough councils have each been handed £150,000 to run sports schemes in the area.
And Towneley Golf Club has received £44,000 which will partly-fund both a major refurbishment of the Burnley venue and a community programme designed to encourage more young and female golfers into the game.
Club treasurer John Buchanan said: “We have got a delivery plan, with the agreement of the borough council, to provide golf memberships for and access to facilities for young people, up to the age of 25, who are in full-time education or in apprenticeships.”
Internal refurbishments will see a new look for the locker rooms and clubrooms. Council bosses have pledged around £6,000 and engineering assistance with the construction of a new short-game practice area.
Burnley Golf Club has received £50,000, which will be used to build an all-purpose tuition centre on their practice ground, with tuition bays and an indoor studio area, utilising technical teaching aids, a first in the area.
This facility will provide much-needed protection from bad weather and will allow for year-round tuition. Additionally, the funding will enable the club to provide ‘on course’ toilet facilities.
Club president John Hall said: “These fantastic new facilities will enable us to encourage our local community, particularly young people, to visit our club, so they can learn, practice and engage with the sport of golf.”
Local councillor Charles Bullas added: “We will have state-of-the-art practice facilities unique to this area.”
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