Hargher Clough Recreation Ground to get £60k makeover

Hargher Clough Recreation Ground Image copyright Google
Image caption Hargher Clough Recreation Ground will soon host a range of activities including football and cricket

A stretch of land in Burnley is to be transformed into a games area in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Hargher Clough Recreation Ground has been neglected in recent years and been a haven for travellers' caravans.

Now a £60,000 project will see the site redeveloped to cater for sports including football and cricket.

A toddlers' play area will also be created at Stoops and Hargher Clough Community Centre.

Work began this week on the project, which is being led by the Proffitts - Investing in Communities group.

Funding has come from the Lancashire Environment Fund - which awarded a grant of £30,000 - and The Veolia Environmental Trust, which gave £24,000.

Both grants were awarded through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Social landlord Calico also donated £10,000.

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