Olympics legacy for football pitches

PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 September 2013

The plaque at the playing fields

The plaque at the playing fields

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NEW village football pitches have been included in an Olympics legacy programme in association with the Queen promoting outdoor leisure spaces.

Wedmore Playing Fields has unveiled a new plaque boasting its inclusion in the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.

The challenge, run by Fields In Trust, is a programme which protects outdoor recreational spaces in the UK as part of a post-Olympic legacy.

Helen Griffiths, chief executive of Fields in Trust, said: “Saving outdoor space is crucial for our sporting future, as well as the health and enjoyment of communities everywhere.

“I am delighted Wedmore is embracing the opportunity presented by the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to protect and improve its park. By safeguarding this area, the village has shown how much it values the quality of life of everyone in its community both now and in the future.”

Pete Brown, of Wedmore Playing Fields management committee, said: “This is another milestone in our work to create first-class sports and recreational facilities for the area.”

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