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Final piece of jigsaw for Sowerby Sports Village

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

European cash for Sowerby Sports village

The final piece of the jigsaw for a £4million sports village on the edge of Thirsk has slotted into place – the last chunk of land for the development has been handed over to the District Council.

Planning permission has already been granted for the site off Gravel Hole Lane in Sowerby – which will include facilities for junior football, rugby, hockey, cycling, and a BMX skills park.  There will be a circular recreational track for running walking and cycling, plus allotments and provision for young people.

The last parcel of land came to Hambleton District Council from developer, Castlevale.  The council is taking the lead in implementing the scheme but it brings together the secondary school, local sports clubs, youth organisations and Sowerby Parish Council.    And the facilities will complement those already at the secondary school as well as the skatepark.

“This development will provide much needed sport and recreation amenities for the area,” said Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson.

“Getting this final piece of land means we can now apply for external funding and begin to look towards a start date.   It is a very exciting scheme for the whole of Thirsk and one that is being embraced by the entire community.”

He said the council’s ‘Making a Difference’ fund has awarded the project a grant of £4,500 to deliver a community landscaping project around the perimeter of the site, backing on to the Kings Meadows estate.

For more information contact Lisa Wilson on 01609 767149 or lisa.wilson@hambleton.gov.uk