Work starts on new courts

Work has started on a new Multi-Use Sports Court thanks to a £25,000 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, is being used to provide a safe and secure space that is specially designed to be used for a variety of different sports including tennis, football, hockey, netball or basketball to the rear of Markington War Memorial Institute just of the High Street.

Matt Sharpe, retiring Co-Chairman of Markington War Memorial Institute believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of the people living in the area.

“This project will provide a real boost to the people of Markington,” said Matt.

“It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we are really looking forward to our multi use games area taking shape over the next few months.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Penny Beaumont, WREN’s grant manager for Yorkshire, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Markington MUGA project and pleased our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for a wide range of people in Markington and the surrounding villages.

“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

To hire the facility, which is expected to use in May, email: suehouseman@hotmail.com