A FLOODLIT 3G artificial sports pitch that will bring over £1million of investment is proposed at Haslingden High School and Sixth Form to enhance facilities for the school and the community.
Headteacher of Haslingden High School Russell Clarke is appealing for people to take part in a public consultation so that the proposed new facilities can meet the needs of the wider community.
He said: “What is proposed will make a huge difference for Haslingden High School and Sixth Form as the new facility will benefit a variety of sports and with it being floodlit it will have uses beyond the school day, not just for our students but also for the local community.”
Key needs that the new sports area will meet include: improving provision for women and girls; working with culturally diverse communities and engaging with people who have long-term health conditions and disability users. It should also provide local facilities for local people, allowing increased engagement from families from lower socio-economic groups.
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form is working with a variety of other sports bodies to secure support and funding and needs to evidence the need for the pitch and the many benefits it will bring to the whole community.
Mr Clarke said: “As a school we need to demonstrate that the development we are proposing has the support of the wider community.
“We want to meet with local organisations so that they understand our aspirations, can see what the pitch will look like and how it can improve facilities and opportunities for everyone and the benefit it will offer their organisations.”
An online questionnaire has been launched and anyone with an interest in the development of the facility and potential future users is encouraged to complete the form.
A link to the consultation is on the first page of the school’s website https://haslingdenhigh.com/ and responses are needed by Thursday 30 November
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