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Table tennis courts built in Stonehouse with Active Together money

Published
05.07.2016

New table tennis facilities have opened at Laburnum Park thanks to grant funding from Gloucestershire County Council.

People of all ages and abilities will be able to stay fit and healthy now that two brand new outdoor table tennis courts have been installed with funding from the county council's Active Together grant.

Each of the 53 electoral divisions in the county has £40,000 to increase sport and physical activity opportunities for local people.

Successful bids need the backing of the local county councillor, which in this case is Cllr Lesley Williams.

People from the local community contacted Lesley earlier this year with a request for funding for out door table tennis tables and £6000 was awarded for the table tennis courts.

Stonehouse Town Council supported the bid as there was a clear need for outdoor sports facilities in the town.

The courts were opened on Saturday 2nd July with a special ceremony at Laburnum Park where local people came along with their bats and balls to try them out.

Cllr Lesley Williams, local county councillor for Stonehouse said "This is a great opportunity for residents because it is open freely for everyone, and it's a fun way to get fit. I was more than happy to support a well thought through and excellently delivered bid."

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for public health at Gloucestershire County Council said, "The Active Together grants have been used all across the county and have provided many community groups from sports clubs to scout groups and  parish and town councils and schools with funds to grow sports and physical activity."

For more information about Active Together visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/activetogether

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