Sportspark at University of East Anglia to increase track prices after losing council grant
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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.'
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An annual track pass will be available from April 18 at a cost of £275.
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