Lib Dems plan leisure investment

Plans are in place to invest £390,000 in improving the sports pavilions at Farlington and Bransbury Park, thanks to Liberal Democrat councillors.

Bransbury Park will gain £150,000 towards replacing the existing building within the site.

Farlington will benefit from £240,000 for pavilion improvement works - which will be timed to minimise disruption to sports users.

Other proposals from Liberal Democrat councillors who run Portsmouth City Council for the council's capital budget include:

  • £90,000 for works at the Portsmouth Watersports Centre, which is located next to Langstone Harbour, as part of an ongoing commitment to
    the facility.
  • £100,000 has also been earmarked to review options to maintain a swimming pool in Eastney. The current well used pool is well over 100 years old, the budget will enable feasibility studies and planning options to ensure that the council is able to continue to provide a swimming pool at Eastney.

The Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, (Lib Dem Central Southsea Councillor) Steve Pitt, said: “We're committed to investing in our sporting facilities so that our residents and young people have year-round access to a wide range of recreational sports. We're fortunate to have some great spaces for sports across Portsmouth, including the playing fields at Farlington and Bransbury Park - which host sporting events and fixtures all year round.”

The Lib Dem proposals are part of the council's capital budget spending plans which can only be spent on fixed projects like buildings and facilities, rather than the day-to-day running of council services (ie not from council tax)

The proposed capital programme for 2020-21 will be presented to full council for final sign off on 11 February.

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