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Vision of sporting activity centres for Burnley park project
TWO sporting activity centres could be created in Burnley as part of the second phase of the Brun Valley Forest Park project.
Council chiefs are putting funding bids together to raise £130,000 for the work related to the 120-hectare scheme, first unveiled in 2010.
As part of the latest phase of work, a lakeside outdoor activity centre, and a multi-discipline cycling centre, could be created.
Paul Foster, leisure development manager at Burnley Council, said: “The vision for phase two of the Brun Valley project is to introduce further development of the forest park that will provide the town with outstanding outdoor sporting opportunities, through the creation of new facilities and new club development.
“Phase two is concentrated in the central area of the forest park, in particular the area from just above Burnley Youth Theatre, the former landfill site, and the area around, and including, Rowley Lake.”
Activities that will take place in the area include canoeing, trail running, wakeboarding, orienteering, angling, mountain biking, BMX, closed circuit cycling, and triathlon.
The centre will also cater for outdoor education programmes, including Duke of Edinb-urgh schemes, environmental play, and outdoor adventure programmes.
Around £20,000 matched funding has been secured from British Water Ski and Wakeboarding, and a bid for £80,000 of funding is to be submitted to the Sport England Inspired Facilities Fund.