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Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 14.04.33STOCKTON-on-Tees Borough Council has secured a £60,000 funding boost from SITA Trust to build a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at High Grange in Billingham.

The funding will see a new MUGA developed which will complement the existing sports pitches and play area, creating a place in High Grange where people of all ages and abilities can come together to play, enjoy sports and improve their health and wellbeing.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “This is fantastic news. High Grange is already a popular and well used recreation ground and this MUGA will be a welcome addition offering improved facilities for residents and visitors alike. The funding from SITA Trust will allow us to further provide first class recreational facilities for people in Billingham.”

Marianne Ivin of SITA Trust, added: “We have worked hard with local residents and the Council to bring this project to fruition. The creation of a MUGA will be a great asset to the community especially in an area where there are many young families. SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”

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