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Work will start soon on boosting sports courts at the Miners' Welfare Park in Bedworth

Published on Thursday, 18th March 2021

Major boost for sport in Bedworth
Major boost for sport in Bedworth

Contractor appointed for sports courts at Miners' Welfare Park in Bedworth

Following Bedworth Sports Club securing Sport England funding, and with financial contributions from Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council, a contractor for the project has been secured to redevelop the courts at Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park.

Due to Covid-19 there has been a delay in taking this project forward, but now it's full steam ahead and once completed, there will be 3 refurbished tennis Courts and 2 Netball Courts to Netball England Standard for playing competitive league matches.

Work is due to get under way in April, by our contractors Fosse, and finish June 2021. As well as the courts being resurfaced it will include all new fencing around the courts, higher ball stop fencing on the cricket side and a new coded gate funded via the Lawn Tennis Association for pay as you go. We are also working to include floodlights as part of the project.

Ivor Richards, Club Chairman of Bedworth Sports Club stated:

“This refurbishment is going to enhance the sporting opportunities for club members and the general public. With the floodlighting it will allow for more people to utilise the facility for longer even as the nights draw in.”

Cllr Ian Lloyd Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure commented:

 “This is another example of a great collaboration between organisations to ensure we can provide the highest quality facilities as possible within the borough for our residents.’’

Councillor Les Caborn, portfolio holder for adult social care and health at Warwickshire County Council said:

“Warwickshire County Council is delighted to contribute funding for the redevelopment of the courts at Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park. The redeveloped courts will allow for high quality facilities for our residents in Bedworth to support outdoor activities and exercise.”