Chalfont Courts in Lower Earley now boasts improvements thanks to Wokingham Borough Council.
The courts have been resurfaced and repainted to provide new netball and football courts. The perimeter fencing has been replaced along with rebound boards. New netball posts have also been installed. All of this has been possible after the council received £60,000 developer contributions.
Netball is a fast growing game. Lauren Park Netball Club has worked with the borough council to find a suitable local home.
The council’s Kickz project also uses the courts too. Kickz offers free football sessions for people aged 11 to 19. The project aims to reduce anti-social behaviour by providing activities and routes into education, employment and training. It is run in partnership with the Premier League and Reading Football Club.
Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment, said: "I was delighted to have the Mayor and many local councillors, sportspeople and parents here to officially re-open the courts at Chalfont Park. We’re pleased to be able to invest in these courts and make improvements which have come at no cost to the taxpayer. They have been funded by S106 money (developer contributions).
"It is great that we have been able to provide a home for the Laurel Park Netball Club. They have campaigned for four years for a local place to play and we have been able to turn dilapidated courts into fantastic hard courts for all to enjoy. I’m also delighted our great Kickz project can use the courts."