£40,000 plans for Laindon park

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A NEW £40,000 sports facility has been unveiled at a Laindon park.

Residents will now be able to make the most of football goals, basketball hoops and cricket stumps in Steeple View Park, off Queens Road.

Once the weather improves, the sports area will be marked out with a five-a-side football pitch and basketball court.

Basildon Council funded the project through its leisure and arts budget.

The steel-fenced facility is located behind Latimer Drive, Laindon.

Kevin Blake, councillor responsible for leisure and arts, said: “The old base and fence was in poor condition and we felt it was time an investment was made into this facility ahead of the summer.

“Where we have been prudent in the past it has made it possible to invest here and I am pleased with the outcome, which is another top quality sport and leisure facility for the young people of this borough.

“I would like to thank Crouch ward members Stuart Allen and Terri Sargent for pushing this project forward.”

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5:00pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Wot? No sell off for housing?
Wot? No sell off for housing? Howard Cháse
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5:26pm Wed 29 Jan 14

TheWizzard says...

perhaps blakey has got the map upside down
perhaps blakey has got the map upside down TheWizzard
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5:45pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Perhaps they've finally finished paying for The Sporting Village......
Perhaps they've finally finished paying for The Sporting Village...... Howard Cháse
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7:53pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Mikkel1 says...

WHAT is wrong with the recreation park off Berry Lane? Or has that since been built on?
WHAT is wrong with the recreation park off Berry Lane? Or has that since been built on? Mikkel1
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

It is, technically, north of the A127, so these days that is, apparently, Billericay!
It is, technically, north of the A127, so these days that is, apparently, Billericay! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 1

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