Wisbech schools bid for £75,000 to improve sports facilities

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Two Wisbech schools are appealing for help in creating new sports facilities in the town.

Nene Infant and Nursery School and Ramnoth Junior School will soon be submitting a £75,000 grant bid to Sport England.

The schools are hoping to construct a pavilion along with adding new pitches on an unused field they own in Money Bank.

But the schools would also like the local community to be involved in the project.

They will be holding a special consultation evening event at the Ramnoth School tomorrow (Thursday) from 3pm to 7pm.

Paul Wilson is a consultant working on the project with the schools.

He said: “This is a piece of land which could be put to use for sporting facilities and to increase participation so the wider community could benefit.

“The community will be able to find out more about the plans the school has for the field during the consultation event.

“They will also be able to give their views of how to put the field to use for the community.

“And – more importantly – how we can sustain these projects going forward.”

The field, which is a short walk away from the two schools, is currently just set to grass.

The schools hope to create a pavilion or changing rooms along with a football pitch and athletics track.

The grant application to Sport England will be submitted at the end of October.