|John Dodd at the site of the new pitch|
New 5-a-side pitch at Crossens Recreation Ground
The cost has come from a Playbuilder grant available for keep-fit projects for youngsters. Crossens Community Association, which has its headquarters at the former library on the recreation ground, suggested a five-a-side football pitch would be the most popular youth attraction. Lib Dem councillors took up that idea and now building work on the pitch has started.
The five-a-side pitch for young people will be another improvement for Crossens Rec, alongside other sporting uses including cricket and adult football.