The success of a Fulwood-based football club is leading to major drainage work taking place in the city.Advertisement
Cadley FC used their own funds to improve Conway Park where they now have more than 400-players registered for their teams.
The club has expanded to take on pitches at Sherwood Park and South Drive for its youth football sides.
Cadley has successfully applied for £100,000 from the Football Foundation and Preston City Council has been asked to confirm it is putting in the remaining £20,000 for drainage work.
In May 2017 the club was granted a 21-year licence for the pitches at Conway Park and Sherwood.
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A report to the city council’s cabinet outlines support for the funding being approved.
Council officers write: “The current drainage system on site is not suitable for playing pitches and cannot cope with the changeable wet weather conditions in Preston.
“It is in the need of enhancement to ensure that a safe and high valued facility remains in the area.”
South Drive’s two seven-a-side pitches suffer from flooding 80 per cent of the year.
£55,000 is due to be spent on Sherwood and £65,000 for South Park Drive.
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The city council says it will use its ‘residual leisure’ budget to fund the work.
Cabinet meet on Wednesday (26 September) to discuss the proposals.
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