Public meet­ing over sports plan

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A PUBLIC information meet­ing was due to be held over plans for a £2 mil­lion sports hub at Higham’s Play­ing Fields.

Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley Com­mu­nity Trust re­vealed plans for the de­vel­op­ment last month and claim it will in­crease vis­i­tors 22-fold.

The pro­pos­als in­clude a multi-use build­ing to re­place the cur­rent struc­ture on the site, a full-size flood­lit ar­ti­fi­cial foot­ball pitch, three grass pitches for foot­ball and rugby and a new ar­ti­fi­cial cricket wicket, and a 55-space car park.

The Trust said the ar­ti­fi­cial pitch will have ‘pro­tected use’ on evenings and week­ends for lo­cal grass­roots clubs and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties.

A meet­ing was due to take place at Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley FC on Wed­nes­day night as we went to press, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Trust and Hyn­d­burn coun­cil avail­able to an­swer sub­mit­ted ques­tions.

The scheme has been backed by am­a­teur foot­ball leagues, how­ever more than 2,500 peo­ple have signed a pe­ti­tion op­pos­ing it

The Save Higham’s Play­ing Fields group will also hold a public meet­ing at St Joseph’s Church in Ac­cring­ton on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19 at 6.30pm.

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