Council support for Town Ground floodlight improvements

Heanor Town floodlights

Heanor Town floodlights

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Amber Valley Borough Council has provided a grant of £5,000 to support further improvements to the floodlights on the Town Ground at Heanor. Councillor Stephen Hayes, Cabinet Member for Health and Leisure, made the presentation before the home game against Maltby Main on Tuesday 25 March.

Chairman of Heanor Town FC, Geoff Clarence stated: “We are very thankful for the financial support from Amber Valley Borough Council. Work can now be completed over the summer to bring the floodlights on the two telecommunication masts up to standard.”

The Borough Council is currently looking at a strategic plan for the development and use of the Town ground as a community sports hub and Councillor Stephen Hayes commented: “Geoff has done a fantastic job improving the football facilities at the Town ground since he took over in May 2013 and it is great that the football team is also doing well in the league. A successful football club is really important for local communities and we are keen to work with Geoff and the other users of the ground to ensure that the facilities can be developed to benefit the whole Town.”