A new community and sports facility for the Cardea area of Peterborough will officially open its doors on Saturday 16 July 2016.
The Cardea Community Sports Pavilion was officially handed over by Peterborough City Council to the Cardea Community Sports Association earlier this month ahead of the opening weekend.
The facility includes four sports pitches, a multi-use games area, changing rooms and meeting rooms.
A weekend of activities will take place to mark the pavilion’s opening. Events include a youth football tournament hosted by Park Farm Pumas FC, a craft fair, car boot sale, barbecue and a variety of community based activities.
The Cardea Community Sports Pavilion is also a multi-purpose venue available for use by different groups during the day, evenings and weekends.
Both Cardea Residents Association and Cardea Community Sports Association were involved in the design process. It has been designed to accommodate pre-school activities and early years events, as well as organised activities and community sports events.
The pavilion was funded by money made available through S106 agreements from the development of Cardea.
Councillor Irene Walsh, cabinet member for communities and environment capital, said: “This is a fantastic facility for the community and I hope it’s well used by a range of different groups and organisations.
“The council will be there to offer support but this will be run by a fantastic group of volunteers for the benefit of residents.”
Ciaran McAuley, chairperson of the Cardea Community Sports Association, said: “This is the culmination of many years of hard work by volunteers from Cardea. I’m delighted that it’s paid off and now the whole of the community will benefit from this great facility.
“Everyone will be able to make use of the facilities, from pensioners enjoying a coffee morning to local kids clubs.”
Residents can book facilities by visiting the Cardea Community Sports Association website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The building is part of the council's Community Asset Transfer Strategy.
Cardea Community Sports Association has the facility on a 30 year lease from the city council.