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New £113,000 sports area to open in Sheringham

13:34 10 March 2014

Sheringham mayor Doug Smith. Photo: Colin Finch

Sheringham mayor Doug Smith. Photo: Colin Finch

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Children and adults will be able to enjoy different sports in a north Norfolk town after deteriorating tennis courts were transformed into a new activity area.

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The all-weather multi-use games area is on Sheringham recreation ground, behind the Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre on Weybourne Road, and cost £113,000.

It will be officially opened this Saturday at 10.30am by mayor Doug Smith.

The flood-lit area can be used all year for activities including tennis, football, basketball, netball and hockey.

The Sheringham Sports Association led the project.

Charles Sanders, sports association chairman, said: “There are no facilities as good as these nearby and, at last, our young sportsmen and women can train and play in their own town.

“I hope this facility will encourage more local people to participate in exercise and sporting activities.”

Some of the cash came from Tesco and North Norfolk District Council – £15,000 and £60,000 respectively.

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