Rushden Town Council have revealed how it plans to spend the £50,000 National Lottery cash boost it received to help improve sports facilities.
The Telegraph revealed on January 28 that the town council was one of several successful candidates from across the county who shared £2m of Olympic Legacy Funding - and the council have now said they will use the cash to improve sports facilities at Jubilee Park.
Leader of the Council, Sarah Peacock said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our facilities to match the quality of our sports clubs. It is the Town councils wish to provide outstanding sports facilities for the Town, building on the enthusiasm generated by the 2012 Olympics.”
Rushden Town Council is one of 310 projects across England to receiving lottery investment from the third round of the Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund and one of over 1,000 to benefit overall.
Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy In Northamptonshire from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“With so many clubs in the midlands having benefitted from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”
The National Lottery cash has also been awarded to groups including Manor School Sports College in Raunds, Cransley Sailing Club and Kettering Lodge Bowls Club.