Games on for Priorslee

Work is underway by the Council to create a new multi-use games area in Priorslee.

Games on for Priorslee

The Council is investing £61,000 into the new area which is next to an existing play park in Gatcombe Way.

The MUGA will provide for 5 a side football, basketball, as well as an outdoor table football game that is being moved from Telford Town Park next to the new facility.

Work is due to finish by the end of November with the court ready for use in early December.

The new MUGA will feature curved corners to make it easier for players and measures 20m by 12m.

Funding from the scheme has come from developer contributions made as part of the nearby Priorslee East residential development. Once complete, this will be the 42nd MUGA in the borough.

Cllr Eileen Callear, cabinet member for Leisure, Libraries and Culture, said: “This will be a great new place for young people to use and reflects our commitment to invest in facilities for them, encourage people to be more physically active and improve local communities where growth is happening through developer contributions.”

The new MUGA will be maintained by Telford & Wrekin Council. It has worked with St Georges and Priorlsee Parish Council to get this installed 

Cllr Richard Overton Chair of the Parish Council, added: “We’re thrilled to see this great new facility come to Priorslee. It’s something we and the community have wanted for some time, so it’s great to see it come to life. It’ll encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy the social and physical benefits of sport and being more active.”

Pictured are Cllr Eileen Callear and the Council’s Derek Owen. This picture was taken prior to the national lockdown which began on 5 November.