Pendle Council aims to raise £150,000 for new cycle track
9:00pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
PENDLE Council is seeking to get together £150,000 to match a funding bid for a new cycle track in the borough.
The £300,000 scheme at Swinden playing fields, in Nelson, will hopefully be half-funded by Inspired Facilities, but the council must provide matched funding. The project, which would see a 1.2km cycle track created around the football and cricket pitches, and pavilion refurbished, was unveiled last month.
Three area committees representing different areas of Pendle are being asked to contribute £5,000 each, while money from the sale of land at Edge End School will also be put towards it.
Tricia Wilson, project co-ordinator at Pendle Council, said: “The aim is for Swinden to become a hub for cycling and it will provide a platform for people to gain skills and confidence to go further afield on their bikes.”
The bid for Inspired Facilities funding will need to be submitted by next week.