Club given £45k ‘legacy’ funding
Dunstable Town Cricket Club will receive £45,000 funding to upgrade facilities at their Lancot Park ground in Totternhoe.
Sport England said the club will receive the National Lottery cash as part of the £150million Places People Play programme to help develop the Olympic legacy.
The money will be spent on new lighting for the club’s two-lane indoor net area, improved hot water facilities and a new heating system.
Outgoing club chairman John McDougal said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment. This is a facility that benefits a huge number of cricketers.”
One of the largest club grounds in the country, 15-acre Lancot Park will now carry the London 2012 ‘Inspire’ mark, celebrating the link between the Games and Britain’s sporting legacy.
MP Andrew Selous said: “I am delighted to see this money coming to Dunstable Town Cricket Club. I know it will be really well used and the improvements are an excellent legacy from the fantastic 2012 Olympic Games last year.”
The cricket club is one of more than 1,000 projects across the country to receive investment from the Inspiring Facilities fund.
For more information visit www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.
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