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Flood-hit Home Park awarded National Lottery funding

Flood-hit Home Park awarded National Lottery funding

Philip Dewey

Flood-hit Home Park awarded National Lottery funding

Funding has been provided to a Windsor sports park by the National Lottery to help prevent future flooding.

Home Park, off King Edward VII Avenue, suffered severe flooding in February but will now benefit from £2,000 as part of the Sport England Flood Relief Fund.

The cash will go towards the removal of tree trunks brought into the park, which is home to Windsor Rugby and Cricket clubs, by the water.

It will also go towards the removal of silt from the cricket squares and tennis courts, and the hire of skips to dispose of the debris.

Cllr Eileen Quick, Royal Borough cabinet member for leisure and libraries, said: "This is great news for the many families and sportspeople who use Home Park as it means we can quickly get the park back to full working order – and all at no additional cost to residents."

Sport England launched the £5 million Flood Relief Fund in February in a bid to help clean up and repair sports pitches and facilities and get them back up and running.

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