The government has awarded a share of £2.1 billion to over 100 local communities as part of the second round of the Levelling Up Fund, supporting projects that will create jobs and boost economic growth across the country. The fund will provide greater investment in communities that will create new jobs, drive economic growth, help restore people’s pride in the places where they live, and spread opportunity more equally.
In Trafford, the redevelopment of Partington Sports Village has been awarded £18.2m to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the local community.
Commenting on the news, North Trafford Conservative campaigner, Jonathan Coupe said “This allocation of £18.2m by the government is fantastic news for Partington and Trafford. Partington has been overlooked by Labour Trafford Council for too long and Partington residents can look forward to much improved local sports facilities thanks to government funding.
“The funding also delivers on the promise of the Conservative Party manifesto and the Levelling Up White Paper to realise the potential of every place and person across the UK, so no matter where you live, you have the opportunities needed to succeed.”
The investment will safeguard the future of vital leisure facilities in the town and also help to address some of the economic issues the area faces. It will also help deliver significant health and wellbeing benefits.
The plans include:
Partington Leisure Centre – Upgrading the current leisure centre through a full refurbishment
Pump Track – Improved BMX pump track and associated facilities for public usage,
Cross Lane Changing Rooms – Full renovation of changing rooms at Cross Lane Park
Trim Trail and Public Realm – Introduction of path around park to enhance access and support walking and running in the area. This will be supported by landscaping work to provide better linkage across the site