Popular Yate playing fields get improved changing rooms

August 01 2015

CHANGING rooms at Yate playing fields are being upgraded at a cost of £84,000.

CHANGING rooms at Yate playing fields are being upgraded at a cost of £84,000.
The work at the Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) fields in Kelston Close includes fitting new showers and accessible toilets, as well as carrying out landscaping and general building improvements.
The project has attracted a £25,000 grant from the community programme Barclays Spaces for Sports, which is linked with the Football Foundation.
A further £7,000 will come from South Gloucestershire Council’s New Homes Bonus scheme, while Dodington Parish Council, which owns the playing fields, will fund the remaining £52,000.
The latest funding for the site follows previous grants totalling £68,000 from Barclays and the Football Foundation since 2006.
That money was used to pay for a multi-use games area, provide a three-year sports development plan and to organise holiday sports tournaments for young people.
The changing rooms are mainly used by football players, with the layout mainly designed for male players.
But the council is also aiming to make them suitable for any female teams they may have in future.