A £5,000 grant has been awarded to Thurleigh Playing Field through Bedford Borough Council’s Rural Grants Scheme to help improve the site’s facilities and accessibility.
The focus will be on installing a new patio area for the use of local residents, sports spectators and families using the children’s play area.
An additional entrance to toilets and amenities in the social club will increase accessibility for those who have a disability or are less mobile.
By delivering these improvements, Thurleigh Playing Field hopes to provide a space that can be enjoyed by all members of the community and serve as a meeting point for local residents wishing to socialise or take part in recreational activities.
Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough, said: “The project being undertaken at Thurleigh Playing Field is exactly what we look for when allocating funding through the Rural Grant scheme.
“The project not only delivers great community value for residents of Thurleigh, but it will also use local businesses to carry out the works.
“We’re excited to see the finished project and look forward to local residents getting to enjoy this new and improved space.”
Michael Thompson, Chairman of Thurleigh Parish Council, said: “We are pleased to hear that the request for funding from the Rural Grant scheme, which matches the Parish Council grant of £5,000, has been successful and will allow enhancements of the facilities for this well used community asset.”
Rural organisations can find out more about grant funding from Bedford Borough Council here.