Almost £360,000 in funding secured by local Conservatives is set to enhance public open spaces and support keeping people active across South Gloucestershire.
Since 2015, Conservative-led South Gloucestershire Council has continued to invest in local public open spaces, with the total investment more than £12million.
Among the areas to benefit in the latest tranche are the villages of Charfield and Rangeworthy, with a combined pot of almost £360,000 being invested into a wide range of new and improved facilities.
The funding comes in the form of developer contributions, secured by the Administration from the Land Adjacent to Oakfield House and Land North of Wotton Road in Rangeworthy and Charfield respectively.
Rangeworthy Parish Council – £29,927.59 to construct a Multi Use Games Area Sports Wall at Rangeworthy Recreation Ground
Rangeworthy Parish Council – £41,488,09 to fund woodland enhancements and accessibility improvements at Rangeworthy Community Woodland
Charfield Junior Foodball Club – £144,041.39 for to fund construction of changing facilities
Charfield Village Hall and Playing Fields – £144,041.39 for construction of extension to existing clubhouse at Charfield Memorial Hall and Playing Field
Cllr Rachael Hunt, Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place, said: “I am delighted that Conservatives on South Gloucestershire Council have been able to negotiate this funding to continue our record investment support for our public green spaces and local sports clubs across the district, helping people to enjoy being outdoors and to keep people active.”
Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall added: “It is fantastic to see our Conservative-run Council continue to support local sports and the environment in our communities. Securing this important funding for Charfield and Rangeworthy will enable our communities to have the very best facilities, and will allow people of all ages to get active and stay healthy.”