Multi-million-pound plan to transform Gayton Park into Community Sports Village

Activity for All has unveiled plans to invest millions of pounds in Gayton Park, Heswall, with the goal of transforming it into a Community Sports Village.

This vision, which would be the first of its kind in Wirral, aims to transform Gayton Park into a village offering multiple sports and activities, catering to more than 7000 local residents and community members each week.

Under the place-based model, several facilities would be available for public use free of charge, while numerous existing sports clubs would continue to be based there.

Their plan involves providing direct funding for several amenities, including an outdoor gym/adventure area, a multi-use games area, and table tennis facilities. They also aim to construct a full perimeter path for dog walkers, runners, and cyclists, as well as a state-of-the-art indoor sport and activity venue, and a full-size certified 3G football pitch.

This will be in addition to the retention of the squash courts, skate park and outdoor play area.

The company intends to tackle rising levels of inactivity and growing health concerns across the borough, with the aim of maximizing public health benefits.

Owner & Founder of the Activity for All brand, John Moulton commented, “Our aim is to tackle significant issues in existence across the Wirral with regard to increasing levels of inactivity – particularly in children – with 34% of Year 6 children classed as overweight or obese and 28% of our Wirral population currently inactive.”

The proposals take into consideration ambitious environmental plans including the use of sustainable materials which will also fit into the aesthetics of the surroundings, and a full replanting and landscaping scheme.

They will be engaging with local conservation groups to ensure the plans consider local wildlife and directly meet the needs of the community and the greenbelt land.

They are also working in conjunction with Wirral Borough Council to identify the best access solutions for the site.

The company are committed to gaining the community’s support in the venture and in previous live videos on their social pages, have openly asked the community what they would like from the next Activity for All centre.

This is something which will continue as the proposals progress with formal public consultation meetings taking place in the coming months before plans are formally submitted for the Gayton site.

Whilst still in the early stages, indications from Wirral Borough Council, Local Councillors and other stakeholder groups are incredibly encouraging and in support of the company’s vision.

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