Whitehill & Bordon Gets £1m Boost For Arts, Sport & Leisure

2018-07-31T07:09:19+00:00

The extra £1m set aside by the East Hampshire District Council will go towards arts, sports and leisure facilities.

An extra boost of cash for the area will serve to enhance the great array of existing sports, arts and leisure facilites and the money is being fronted by local housing developers.

Aswell as the new leisure centre that has already been approved, the extra funds will improve other community and arts facilites adding to the overall culture of the area.

Sports facilities will also recieve a boost, which builds on the existing areas like the skate park, opened by Liam Phillips, a former GB BMX World Champion.

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Liam Phillips

 

 

There will also be improvements to public open space in the Whitehill & Bordon area as a result of the cash boost.

Cllr Angela Glass, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for clubs and groups in Whitehill & Bordon to make their mark on the town.

“Thanks to our legal agreement with our developers each new home built here draws with it a financial contribution for use on community facilities.

“There are so many groups who work to make the town a better place to live. If they have a plan but need funding to see it through, we want to hear from them.”

Councillor Ferris Cowper, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said, “One of the key successes of this regeneration is that it invests in all aspects of our community.

“This new source of cash invests in the vital areas of sport and leisure, open spaces and community facilities which shows just how far-reaching the project has become.

“Every aspect of daily life is being enhanced through the regeneration and the town is day by day becoming an exciting and sought-after place to work, live and play.”