Outdoor Gyms and playgrounds
£450,000 investment to upgrade facilities and create outdoor gyms for residents. This extra fudning will support the wider strategy to develop sports pitches and playable spaces to improve the health of the Borough with this programme focusing on the well-being and development of our children.
The new play areas will not only include traditional play equipment but will offer opportunities to encourage more innovative, dynamic and active play with natural play elements. The additional funding aims to ensure play facilities address any inequalities of provision, are sustainable and achieve positive health outcomes for children and young people.
£1 million investment in Leisure Facilities
The Conservative Group recognise that the Council has not invested adequately in the towns Leisure Centres. The Centres play a vital role in our Borough to ensure we promote and help to live a healthy life.
Investing in Leisure Facilities does bring savings to the Council whilst also improving the health and wellbeing of residents. Bury Council will improve the sport and leisure provision for residents which will help to improve workforce skills, tackle anti-social behaviour as well as provide access for people with disabilities.
The upgrade will include space that could be occupied by community health practitioners which would provide an income for the Council. The investment will allow for major improvements to the gym, fitness studios, a new spa and upgraded changing rooms.
Council-run leisure facilities – swimming pools, gyms, football pitches and sports halls – are vital to local communities as they contribute to physical and mental wellbeing. The NHS spends hundreds of millions a year treating preventative diseases which could have been avoided by access to active facilities.
This investment in in addition to the decarbonisation fund which the Council has already applied for with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Free Leisure Access for Veterans and serving personnel of the British Armed Forces
The Conservative Group for a number of years have called for support to the Armed Forces and Veterans of our Borough. This amendment gives all serving members of the British Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Forces and veterans free access to leisure centres and swimming pools.
Free swimming pool access to support school children in summer holidays
The Conservative Group recognise the need to encourage and support a healthy life. Physical activity is an important part of this the cost of swimming can be a barrier to families, especially families on low incomes. This amendment provides free access to swimming pools to all children resident in Bury.
3G Pitch for Ramsbottom
Come rain or shine, an artificial pitch in Ramsbottom will provide the perfect surface for residents to enjoy and play football on. Unlike natural grass, synthetic turf requires very little water.
- it is an all-weather surface, which means regardless of the weather or time of year, football matches can continue without the worry of bad conditions or cancelling games.
- 3G surfaces are adaptable to fit your facility’s size and budget and you will save money long term from more simple maintenance tasks and playing more games throughout the year.
- There are many finishes to choose from, including two-tone 3G turf, which emulates the look and feel of natural grass, whilst being maintenance friendly.
- A specialised shockpad layer can be included in a synthetic football pitch to absorb impact and reduce risk of injury to players.
- The 3G pitch requires less maintenance than natural grass and with no watering, mowing or weed removal, the 3G turf is an environmentally friendly option.
- Developed for intensive use, the 3G surface is hard-wearing, durable and resilient, meaning more teams, more training and more matches, whilst retaining its look and feel.
- 3G football pitches are designed to meet both amateur and professional levels of play, and
- It provides a consistent and quality playing surface with excellent playing characteristics, including ball bounce and ball roll.
 Benefits Of The 3G Football Pitch - https://www.etcsports.co.uk/benefits-3g-football-pitch/