Grant will improve access to sports club

A PROJECT to make the clubhouse of Middleton Sports Club more accessible to all is to go ahead.

The Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded £24,461 towards making the clubhouse and its playing facilities more easily usable by wheelchair users and people with disabilities.

The latest grant will be combined with one for £25,411 the trust awarded last July towards the £70,000 project.

Club chairman Colin Williams said: “The original grant in 2013 was great but, since it was awarded, we have expanded the scope of the improvements and therefore need more funding.

“This second grant is great news and means we can now push forward and improve access to our club and the many activities and events run there.”

The trust will work with the club on Sea Lane to finalise the project’s details. This will include its start date with the aim of getting the project underway as soon as possible.

Paul Taylor, the trust’s executive director, said: “This scheme will improve access for all to this popular sports club. I look forward to seeing it start and take shape.”

It is expected the current scheme will be the start of a larger project to completely transform the club’s facilities.

Funding is being sought.