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Work on new Lichfield recreation area nears completion

Lewis Duval in the new Sainte Foy Avenue recreation area

Lewis Duval in the new Sainte Foy Avenue recreation area

Work on a new recreation area in Lichfield is nearing completion.

The site at Sainte Foy Avenue will feature a multi-use games area for football and basketball, an outdoor gym and a small cycle track.

The development also includes an area for skateboarding, and a skateboard ramp is expected to arrive soon.

The work has been part-funded by £28,000 of Section 106 money.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:

“This is just the type of project that section 106 funding is meant for, as it will become a focal point for the local people and is already making a big difference to community life.”

Staffordshire County Council’s Highways Department is installing a toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists across Sainte Foy Avenue as part of the work.

The surrounding area is also set to be re-landscaped.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, added:

“While it still needs some finishing touches, the new recreation area is already proving popular with local people of all ages. It is great that it not only gives local people a space to get fit and play, it is also helping locals of all ages to meet other people in their community.”

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1 Comment

  1. Phil

    1st December, 2010 at 11:41 am

    It also requires kids to cross a busy road IIRC.