New pavilion for park users

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Budding sports stars in Chesterfield are set to benefit from the opening of a new pavilion.

The building, funded by £150,000 Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund with the remaining £201,000 provided from Chesterfield Council, has been opened at Eastwood Park, in Hasland.

The pavilion will provide changing facilities for sports groups who use the park as well as a tea room, kitchen facilities and a meeting room which can be used by community groups.

It also has new toilets which will be open to park users to replace the old ones of Hasland Road.

Work was carried out by the council’s in-house works team of builders and apprentices.

Coun Chris Ludlow, the council’s executive member for health and wellbeing, said: “We have lots of regular users of the park’s sports facilities, including bowling, football and cricket clubs and we hope that the new pavilion will bring new groups into the park.”

Eastwood Park reopened in June 2013 after a £1.3 million refurbishment.