Conservative councillors in Severn Vale have welcomed a funding boost for local sports clubs.
Councillors Matthew Riddle and Keith Burchell, Conservative ward members for Severn Vale on South Gloucestershire Council, are delighted to see Section 106 funding being allocated to community groups to enable them to thrive.
Funding created from the Filton Airfield development in Patchway has enabled £32,500 to be given to Almondsbury Creative to fund a non-turf cricket practice facility and increased pitch provision at Almondsbury Parish Hall and Recreation Centre.
North Bristol Rugby Football Club also received £12,559 for the purchase of a tractor and Quadraplay at Oaklands, Almondsbury.
The extra money will allow both these groups to continue to offer quality sports provision in Severn Vale.
Cllr Matthew Riddle said: “I am delighted to see this funding being used to support the brilliant work that these local groups do for the community.”
Matthew and Keith met with representatives from Almondsbury Creative and North Bristol Rugby Football Club last week to understand how the funding will be spent.
Cllr Keith Burchell said: “These groups do a superb job of providing community cohesion and keeping people active. It was a pleasure to meet with them last week and I have every faith that they will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Other beneficiaries of the funding pot were Aretians Rugby Football Club in Little Stoke, Bohemians Cricket Club in Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke Town Council and Patchway Community School.