Share ideas for sport facilities in Stamford

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PEOPLE have been invited to join a think-tank to try to improve sport facilities in Stamford.

The Action for Stamford Sports and Leisure Group hopes to start an informal group to discuss ideas for sporting improvement around the town.

The group hopes representatives from sports and leisure groups can come together once a month to share ideas or concerns.

Action group member Sally Jordan said: “It’s very early days for this group, so we just need to bring people together in the first instance to find out how we can all work together to improve sports facilities in the town.

“Perhaps your group struggles to get funding and doesn’t know where to apply for grants. Maybe you need some publicity for a particular event, or would like to encourage more members to your group.

“By meeting up on a regular basis, a kind of think-tank could be established, supported by a website.”

Mrs Jordan stressed that the group would be informal and would not require a huge time commitment from those involved.

It would focus on networking and getting various sporting organisations working together for the benefit of Stamford.

The action group is comprised of a number of people, including Lincolnshire county and Stamford town councillor John Hicks (Independent), South Kesteven district and Stamford town councillor Harish Bisnausthing (Independent), and Stamford town councillor Christine Brough.

The group has recently been campaigning to open Stamford Endowed Schools’ new swimming pool in Conduit Road to the public.

The £6m pool took 13 months to build and opened in April. But a planning condition from South Kesteven District Council said it could only be used by the school to avoid traffic building up on Conduit Road.

The school has backed the action group’s proposal to open to pool to the public.

If you are interested in joining the think-tank or would like more information, contact Mrs Jordan on sally.jordan@hotmail.com.