Banjo Island gets £50k boost from developers

July 14 2020

COMMUNITY and sports facilities in Cadbury Heath are set to receive a boost of more than £50,000

The Banjo Island Community and Sports Association, based at Coronation Park in Cadbury Heath, will receive a total £52,212.42 investment for upgrades to facilities and equipment for people of all ages.

The funding will see improvements to the grass pitches, with better drainage and an increase in seating for players and spectators; upgraded changing rooms with a better physio area, and the purchase of new sporting equipment.  The association hopes to increase the number of older adults, physically and mentally disabled adults and children from vulnerable families using the facilities.

The money is Section 106 funding, which comes from contributions from developers in negotiation with South Gloucestershire Council. It is used to support developments that  benefit the new and existing residents nearby.

Councillors Sam Bromiley and Elizabeth Bromiley, who represent the Parkwall and Warmley ward, including Cadbury Heath, said: “We are delighted this funding has been secured by the council. It is great news for our community and will benefit people of all ages, including those who might otherwise be less likely to enjoy participating in sport. 

“It is important that as lockdown measures continue to relax and local people can return to a more normal way of life, they have the facilities and equipment on hand and this investment will help to ensure that is the case for years to come.”

It is not yet known when the upgrading work will take place.