Council-funded 3G pitch handed to town council
We have made a significant investment here but in my view a really worthwhile one that reflects Wiltshire Council's commitment to improving local community facilities across the countyBaroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council
We handed over the £500,000 council-funded 3G all-weather sports pitch at Beversbrook in Calne to the town council this week.
Speaking at the handover Baroness Scott of Bybrook said: "I am delighted to be here today to mark the official handover of the all-weather pitch at Beversbrook.
"Like the sports being played here, making this happen has been a team effort between Wiltshire Council and Calne Town Council.
"We have made a significant investment here but in my view a really worthwhile one that reflects Wiltshire Council's commitment to improving local community facilities across the county.
"We are all aware that keeping active helps us all to improve our general health and wellbeing, and I understand that this really impressive facility is already encouraging people of all ages to be more active."
The sports and community facility is run by Calne Town Council, and the addition of the new pitch will support the growth of the centre and reduce the historic over-use of the grass pitches.
We also installed a toucan crossing on the A3102 to improve pedestrian access to Beversbrook at a cost of approximately £100,000.
The development and investment at Beversbrook is part of our campus/health and wellbeing offer which includes the new Calne Community Hub and Library in the town centre and the refurbishment of Calne Leisure Centre.
The 3G pitch will provide the community with an asset from which it can raise additional income to be invested in the local community.
Already 900 hours of football activities have taken place on the AWP since May 2016.
3G turf is widely used all over the world, with many professional sports teams playing and training on the surface.