March field to get £200,000 make over

General View of Estover Playing Field ANL-151201-084126009
General View of Estover Playing Field ANL-151201-084126009

A £200,000 make-over for Estover Playing Field in March will be going ahead after the thumbs-up from councilors.

Fenland District Council’s cabinet agreed to give £100,000 to help transform the field during a meeting on Thursday.

March Town Council has already pledged £100,000 to the project and is hoping to get further funding from other bodies.

The town council is also working through the process of putting together a community trust to run and develop the field.

Leader of the district council John Clark said: “It is a big opportunity for March to provide a site with a state of the art facility for the town.

“We are pleased to support this by giving £100,000.”

Mr Clark also stated that the money will not be used for the day-to-day running of the site.

Mayor of March, Kit Owen, was pleased with the confirmation of the funding.

He said: “We haven’t got a real site of footballing excellence outside the schools and March Town Football Club.

“We are progressing with the community trust. I would like to have it running in May.”