Report on Welwyn Hatfield sports provision published

A STUDY into the future of sports provision in Welwyn Hatfield for the next 15 years has been published.

A STUDY into the future of sports provision in Welwyn Hatfield for the next 15 years has been published.

The borough’s long- awaited Draft Sports Facilities Study is now available for the public to view, and will be presented to the council’s social overview and scrutiny committee tomorrow (Thursday).

The 257-page document is the result of a consultation by Welwyn Hatfield Council in partnership with Sport England, Michael Presland Sport & Recreation Planning Consultancy and Welwyn Hatfield Sports Forum.

The study includes feedback from residents, schools and clubs that took part in the public consultation last summer, and will inform decisions about the priority and delivery of sports facilities up to 2026.


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Cllr Darren Bennett, sports champion for Welwyn Hatfield, said: “We are very pleased that these comprehensive and solid foundations – the study itself – have now been laid, and look forward to working with all the partners in the forum to build a strategic vision for our sporting borough.”

The strategy identifies the potential need for three new four-court sports halls, improved swimming facilities, 180 additional health and fitness stations and 31 outdoor pitches for football, rugby, cricket, hockey and lacrosse.

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