Football pitches and superb changing facilities get the finishing touches

PUBLISHED: 13:27 07 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:48 06 May 2010

Rob McGregor oversees the finishing touches to the playing field

Rob McGregor oversees the finishing touches to the playing field

A FIELD of dreams has now turned into reality for children in Biggleswade. Last week Biggleswade Town Council finally completed the documentation to take over a piece of land given to them by developers Persimmon Homes close to Eagle Farm Road. The compan

A FIELD of dreams has now turned into reality for children in Biggleswade.

Last week Biggleswade Town Council finally completed the documentation to take over a piece of land given to them by developers Persimmon Homes close to Eagle Farm Road.

The company had been responsible for building many new houses close to the site and the land was part of an agreement between the council and Persimmon Homes.

The land will provide a much-needed recreation facility in the town for young children and this weekend will see the first games played on the newly marked out football pitches there.

There are also plans for a basketball court and quality play equipment at the site. The field also boasts superb changing facilities and when the full plans have been completed the field will be fenced off.

The council says the facility will not be locked, meaning children can use it when they want.

This week the finishing touches to the project were being overseen by Biggleswade Council's grounds works manager Rob McGregor.

"Biggleswade desperately needs areas like this where children can play safely either on their own or with their families and friends," said Mr McGregor.

"There will have to be a few changes like tree reduction and a fence erected around the site but hopefully these things will be done very soon.

"Play equipment will also have to be brought in but the playing field will be somewhere for children of all ages as well as adults to relax and enjoy the open air.

"Football pitches are at a premium in Biggleswade especially for under-10s and the three pitches here will be used for the first time this weekend.

"This is a sports area we can be proud of and hopefully the children will enjoy and not abuse."

Mr McGregor also had a meeting with Biggleswade police this week to make sure they were aware the park is now open for youngsters to play in.

"They have promised to keep an eye on the place," added Mr McGregor.

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