Bolton Council set to invest in sports pitch renovation

Grass sports pitches in Bolton are to be improved in a scheme that kicked off this month following public requests for renovation.

Bolton Council will spend around £200,000 over two years to improve the condition of 44 football pitches and two rugby pitches in the town.

Part of the funding is being used to buy two pieces of specialist grounds maintenance machinery - a double-quick spiker and multi- roller to repair imperfections in the pitch and improve surface quality.

In addition, approximately 3,000 tonnes of sport sand will be spread on the pitches to improve soil condition and help drainage during wet weather. The scheme follows drainage and other improvements to 25 pitches over the past five years at a cost of more than £1m and continues the implementation of the council's plan to improve pitches.

Bolton Council's Cleaner, Safer, Greener executive member Elaine Sherrington said: "We're aware that heavy rain can sometimes mean pitches are too wet to use so we are investing to minimise the effects."

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