Funding boost for Billingham Town

Billingham Town

Billingham Town is to receive almost £50,000 in funding to resurface the car park at Bedford Terrace.

The car park has been in poor condition for some time, with numerous large and deep potholes throughout the majority of the surface.

The club has received £39,850 from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and a further £9,870 from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Former chairman John Tough, who organised the funding, said: “On two occasions we levelled the car park surface, but this was only a temporary fix.

“We have a number of elderly supporters who need assistance to get into the ground and the car park was a potential hazard.  The club is planning to hire out the clubhouse for local, community activities.  The clubhouse was renovated thanks to National Lottery funding but the car park needs to be repaired to allow these events to go ahead.

“Because of the safety issues for our spectators, getting funding for the project was an urgent priority.

“The club is immensely grateful to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and the National Lottery for their generous contribution to this work which will mean a safer matchday for our spectators and will allow the club to host community events.”

The work to resurface the car park is due to commence in October.

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