Bishop's Cleeve receives huge funding boost for sports facilities

Tewkesbury Borough Council has allocated £65,000 to Bishop's Cleeve for the improvement of the parish's sports facilities — with community groups invited to bid for funding.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Local sports clubs in the parish of Bishop's Cleeve will receive thousands of pounds in the New Year towards improving facilities.

Community groups in Bishop's Cleeve are invited to apply for funding towards sports facilities, with £65,000 available from Tewkesbury Borough Council.

The money can be used for updating and improving things like sports pitches, changing rooms or indoor sports halls. 

Bishop's Cleeve Parish Council is responsible for the sports field on Cheltenham Road, that includes football pitches, an astro facility, a football kick wall, skate park, bike track and outdoor gym equipment. But any community group can apply for money — it just needs to demonstrate how it will benefit the community and what provision it will provide for local people.

The cash boost has come from money collected by the council from property developers building new housing in and around the village, under what's known as Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, with funding going straight back into the community.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for the community, councillor Cate Cody, said: 'Over £65,000 has been put aside for sports and playing facilities in Bishop’s Cleeve parish to support the health and wellbeing of the community.   

'We would love to hear from local groups who can demonstrate how they can meet the needs of current and future residents in the area, so please do get in touch.'

Any leaders or organisers of community health and sports clubs, teams or facilities in Bishop Cleeve parish are invited to apply for money via Tewkesbury Borough Council's website, with applications being accepted until Wednesday 31 January 2024.

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