Sportspark at University of East Anglia to increase track prices after losing council grant

Summer School Games at UEA Sportspark in 2016.

Summer School Games at UEA Sportspark in 2016. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Sportspark at the University of East Anglia is increasing its athletic track prices after losing a council grant.

In September members prices will increase from £3.20 to £3.65 during peak times and from £2.80 to £3.20 off peak. Prices will remain the same for non-members at £5.50 a session.

Norfolk County Council had been paying the Sportspark £20,000 a year to enable schools to access the track facilities for free but this funding will stop in the autumn.

A spokesperson for Norfolk County Council said that the decision was made due to 'significant changes in the education sector' which mean schools will now receive nationally-allocated funding direct and will decide how best to spend it.

A Sportspark spokesperson added: 'Increases are now essential to support our continued reinvestment in these facilities and ensure we maintain high standards.'

An annual track pass will be available from April 18 at a cost of £275.

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