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Funding to support local sports clubs and facilities welcomed by Gedling MP


Funding to support grassroots sports in Gedling borough has been welcomed by an MP.

Gedling MP Tom Randall said grants totalling almost £94,000 demonstrated the government’s commitment to helping local clubs and organisations in Gedling.

The Conservative MP said a number of clubs had been beneficiaries of funding.

Mr Randall said: “There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly. That is why I welcome the news that the Government is helping people across Gedling get active by investing into our grassroots sports facilities. 

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“As part of the Conservative Government’s multi-sports grassroots facilities programme, £91,279 was allocated to Gedling last year for new changing rooms and pitch upgrades on Lambley Lane in Gedling village.

“This year, £1,312 has been allocated towards new goalposts at Arnold’s George Street Recreation Ground for Ernehale Colts FC and £605 towards additional storage for Willow Wanderers FC at Carlton le Willows Academy.

“The Government is sticking to its plan to make sure everyone can access the facilities they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle and I am pleased Gedling is receiving funding to help make that happen locally, with hopefully more to come next year.”

Sports Minister Stuart Andrew said:  “Sport and physical activity are vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more.

“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is having access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are upgrading 1,100 more pitches, backed by investing £93 million.

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“This Government has delivered thousands of new projects across the UK with the aim of getting over 120,000 more people to get active, helping us to make big strides towards meeting our ambitious target of 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”

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  1. Name onethng you have done for netherfield Tom you are a complete waste of time and space we see you election times then you promise but don’t deliver change off career I sugest

  2. The only time we ever hear from our invisible MP is when he welcomes something he has had nothing to do with, however bogus.


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