Lottery grant boost for park sports facilities

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SPORTS facilities are to be improved in Dronfield after the town’s council secured a grant worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Dronfield Town Council is spending the money on refurbishing the multi-use games area, used for football and other activities, in Cliffe Park, off Callywhite Lane.

Cash for the project - totalling £33,369 - has come from the National Lottery.

Since opening in 1986, the games area has proved extremely popular, but is in need of restoration and has been closed since June following a complaint about its condition.

The council has been trying to secure funding since then.

Coun Mike Emmens, council leader, said, following the recent refurbishment of the park’s cafe, funding for the multi-use games area revamp was the second stage of improvement works in the park.