Games area for pool site idea

A MULTI-use games area could be built on the proposed site for a new swimming pool in Nailsea. The move follows news that £100,000 has

A MULTI-use games area could be built on the proposed site for a new swimming pool in Nailsea.The move follows news that £100,000 has become available to spend in the town as part of a 106 planning agreement - and the cash is earmarked for Scotch Horn Park.Nailsea Town Council is calling for a meeting with North Somerset purseholders to talk about how the cash bonus will be spent on improving the park. One of the ideas being put forward is to create a multi-use games area (MUGA) on a piece of land at the rear of the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.The land already has outline planning permission for a swimming pool following a successful application by the Swimming Pool Action Group. The idea to put a MUGA on the site is being put forward by town councillor Marston Dufty.Mr Dufty said: "The council wants to know what the money is going to be spent on and wants to be fully consulted."If the pool plan is a non-runner then to put a multi-use games area there would be ideal."A previous plan by the Methodist Youth Club of Nailsea (MYCON) to install a MUGA at the park was squashed when outline planning permission for the pool was agreed.Mr Dufty said: "It was a crushing disappointment that the plan for the MUGA was scuppered by the most tentative of plans to build a pool there. We want something at the Scotch Horn which would have a real positive benefit to the people of Nailsea. Everyone knows a MUGA is something which is needed in the town and I am sure the most sensible place to put it is at the Scotch Horn Park."The skateboard park which is there has proved a very successful and well used amenity for the young people of Nailsea.

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