A Great Start to 2016!

Posted January 28th, 2016 by Jasmine Lui

LK2 Sport and Leisure Ltd have kicked off 2016 in style with two exciting community-based projects in rural Lincolnshire, which have an overall combined project cost of £1.25m.

A £400,000 scheme, funded by the Football Foundation, Sport England, WREN and local fundraising, will make significant improvements to Abbey Road Playing Fields, Woodhall Spa, bringing benefits to the entire local community.

The Abbey Lane playing field site is to be fully refurbished including a purpose built communal room. The work will bring all facilities in line with FA/FF/SE specifications. 

The new community room and kitchen/ servery allows the facilities to become a true hub for the local community.

We’ve also begun work in a rural deprived village (Toft Newton) thanks to a significant grant from the Big Lottery Fund – the grant in excess of £750,000 is one of the largest grants distributed by the BLF – a further £100,000 has been secured through West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

The new Toft Newton Community Hall will transform the lives of people living in an isolated part of rural Lincolnshire The facilities will serve the villages of Toft next Newton and Newton by Toft, plus the nearby hamlet of Newtoft.

There is little in the way of local amenities and the existing hall is an outdated, prefabricated building, which was only intended to be a temporary structure when it was put up more than 25 years ago. The new building will become home to a wide range of local services, clubs, classes and events.

The development will include multi-functional rooms, a kitchen, a bar and changing room pavilion.

Toft Newton Village Hall Association Vice Chairman Robert Nelson has stated the project represents a whole new era for their community and will transform the lives of local people.

Community buildings like this are often the heartbeat of villages and we’re proud to be playing our part in strengthening and improving rural life in Lincolnshire.

A great start to 2016!

By Jonathan Hodges, Sports Development Assistant

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