Sports fans welcome new multi-use games area to Tangmere

Cllr Peter Clementson, chairman of Chichester District Council, officially opens the MUGA
Cllr Peter Clementson, chairman of Chichester District Council, officially opens the MUGA

YOUNG people from Tangmere enjoyed playing netball and five-a-side football when the village’s new multi-use games area (MUGA) was unveiled.

The launch was attended by Chichester District Council chairman Cllr Peter Clementson, parish councillors and residents of all ages.

Money for the long-awaited project came from Section 106 funding, grants from CDC and the Veolia Environmental Trust which awarded £25,000.

The £99,000 MUGA has been created on the former tennis courts, which had become worn out.

The parish council also decided a better variety of sports should be catered for.

It has markings for five-aside football, basketball and netball and the site is free to use; it also has an all-weather surface, drainage and floodlights.

Parish council chairman Andrew Irwin said: “This new project is another step towards our plans to provide first-class facilities.”