New Cantley Park 3G sports pitch and pavilion works in progress

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Work on constructing a brand-new 3G artificial football pitch and a refurbishing of the pavilion at Cantley Park, Wokingham, has started.

Work starts on Cantley Park 3G pitch and pavillion

Ground work for the new site in the Wokingham park started at the end of last month, with plans promising a brand new artificial-turf pitch with floodlights, improved parking (adding 39 new spaces) and improvements to the current grass pitches.

The council also revealed plans to add four spaces for minibuses in the car park and the implementation of four electric vehicle charging points.

Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure, said: "I am delighted work has started on the improvements at Cantley Park.

"While this investment in Cantley is great news for our footballing community, it also brings a lot of benefits to the wider community."

According to the council, the new site is being built in order to better accommodate the borough's 534 active sports teams, causing a greater demand for sports facilities.

The funds for the project were partially subsidised by groups such as The Premier League, The Fa, and the government's Football Association.

Cllr Batth added: "The park is so well-loved by many who not only come to play sports, such as cricket, hockey, archery, and tennis as well as football, but also to walk their dogs and take part in their daily exercise.

"The new 3G pitch is a great addition to our fantastic sporting facilities on offer in the borough and is another great example of the council investing in our communities to improve people's health and wellbeing."

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