£900k revamp will see new artificial pitch for Pershore High School - The Evesham Observer

£900k revamp will see new artificial pitch for Pershore High School

Evesham Editorial 4th Aug, 2023   0

WORK is underway on a £900,000 scheme to transform community sports facilities at Pershore High School.

Wychavon District Council is investing the cash to provide more sport and leisure opportunities for residents.

The project will create a new floodlit sand dressed artificial pitch at the Station Road school, which will be used for hockey and football training.

One of the benefits of the project is it will allow Pershore Hockey Club to play in their hometown for the first time in decades.

The existing 3G pitch, which is about 20 years old, is being resurfaced and the floodlights upgraded to energy efficient LEDs. Work is expected to be completed on the 3G pitch by the end of August and the sand dressed pitch by the autumn.

As well as providing modern state-of-the-art facilities for pupils, they will be available to the community to hire outside of school hours.

James Cox, facilities manager at Pershore High School, said: “All at Pershore High School are delighted our project with Wychavon District Council to improve community sport facilities is now underway.

“The new sand dressed pitch will bring many more opportunities for community sports use as well as providing our students with a great resource for their PE lessons.

“We look forward to the opening of the refurbished 3G pitch this August and the sand dressed pitch this autumn term.”

The scheme is one of several investments in new sport and leisure facilities by Wychavon in recent years. They include a new 3G pitch and pavilion upgrade at Droitwich Spa, a new 3G pitch and pavilion in Evesham and Evesham VeloPark.

Coun Rob Adams, executive board member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport on Wychavon District Council, said: “This is an exciting project that is going to provide first class sporting facilities that will benefit the whole community.”


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