Boston Borough Council has recently received a funding boost for a new multi-use games area (MUGA) in Central Park, Boston.

Boston Town Area Committee have contributed with part coming from the Community Migration Fund providing £51,000 towards the cost of the new facility, which will allow individuals and groups to undertake a range of activities, including football, basketball, fitness and table tennis.

Work is expected to begin by Safe and Sound Playgrounds in early February on the MUGA, which will be located on the old tennis courts in Boston’s Central Park. The rest of the park will remain open to the public. The area is due to be complete and an official opening will be in the Easter holidays 2020.

When the funding was announced later last year, Frances Taylor, Play and Physical Activity Officer for Boston Borough Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to be successful in securing such generous funding from BTAC and the Community Migration Fund. We are hoping our residents will thoroughly enjoy using the new area, with all the health benefits it will bring. The funding will make Central Park an even greater place for young and old alike to enjoy this area of our borough.”

Portfolio holder for leisure services, Cllr David Brown added: “I am so pleased this project has been made possible with the help of a great team of organisers and the funders.

“It will provide a brand new playing surface and fencing for safety, all suitable for wheelchair users to access. The ground will marked out for football and basketball.”

For further information please contact Frances Taylor by email