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Northern Gateway Sports Park to open The Northern Gateway Sports


Park project in Colchester,

underway by contractors

Essex, is set to open to the

R G Carter, with Colchester

public in the summer of 2020. The multi-million pound,

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Amphora Trading managing the build of the development.

76-acre site will provide

Once open, the facility

both indoor and outdoor

will be operated by Leisure

sports and leisure activities

World Colchester, on

and will be owned by

behalf of the council.

Colchester Borough Council. Indoor facilities include

The project has received


a number of grants to fund

a five-court sports hall,

the facilities, including a

indoor cricket spaces and

£100,000 cash injection

a health and fitness club

from the England and

with exercise studios and

Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

indoor cycling space.

towards the indoor cricket

Outdoors, there will be

■■The multi-million pound project will cover an area of 76 acres


facility and a further

a one-mile floodlit cycling

£590,000 from Places to

track, two 3G synthetic

Ride – the capital grants

football pitches, archery

fund delivered by British

facilities, accessible cycling

Cycling and Sport England –

so so


Construction is now

routes and a learn to ride

to deliver the cycle track.

and cyclo-cross track.

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The multi-million pound, 76-acre site will provide both indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities and will be owned by Colchester Borough Council


leisure opportunities leisure Grassroots opportunities

Youth sports and culture projects receive £7m funding LM Sports, arts and heritage-based youth projects across the UK are set to receive a share of a £7m investment from the central government. The Youth Accelerator Fund has been set

■■Sport England received £1.32m of the total funding

up to address urgent needs in the youth sector and expand existing, successful

The investment is part of our long-term plans to support young people Nicky Morgan


projects run by Sport England, National

£1.27m cash injection, which it will invest

Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council

in its ‘Kick the Dust’ project, designed

England and British Film Institute.

to offer young people heritage-based

Sport England will receive £1.32m to expand its grassroots programmes and

activities in their communities. "This investment will pave the way for our

offer extra-curricular sport to young

ambitious, long-term plans to support young

people in deprived areas. The National

people," said culture secretary Nicky Morgan.

Lottery Heritage Fund will benefit from a

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