Further investment in Redditch's Abbey Stadium - The Redditch Standard

Further investment in Redditch's Abbey Stadium

Redditch Editorial 18th Mar, 2024   0

REDDITCH’S Abbey Stadium is to get more than £200,000 worth of investment in swimming facilities.

The funding is the second boost the Abbey Stadium has received from the Swimming Pool Support Fund since its launch last year.

Announced at the 2023 Spring Budget, the fund has been split into two phases, totalling more than £60million from the Government and £20million from Sport England’s Lottery funding.

Last November, the Abbey Stadium received £177,311 from phase one of the funding.

And now it has been confirmed the stadium will receive £205,000 from phase two of the funding – taking the total amount swimming facilities at the venue have received to £382,311.

This funding will enable the Abbey Stadium to become more financially sustainable, energy efficient and reduce energy consumption levels across its swimming facilities.

Redditch MP Rachel Maclean has welcomed the funding.

She said: “I know how important swimming is for many people in Redditch, and I’m thrilled the Government and Sport England has now invested a total of £382,311 in swimming facilities at the Abbey Stadium.

“This funding will ensure residents can continue getting fit and healthy – contributing to the Prime Minister’s long-term aim to cut obesity rates and get millions more people active.

“This further investment, which follows the £5million announced in the Budget last week to level up arts and culture in our town, demonstrates this Conservative Government’s commitment and determination to unlock Redditch’s full potential.”

Coun Matt Dormer, leader of Redditch Borough Council, added: “The borough council and government are successfully working together to deliver real results for residents by securing investment in our town.”


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