Yate Town Council has secured £27,506.87 funding to buy a range of disability equipment to be used at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
The funding for this project was successfully secured by a Yate Town Council bid submitted to South Gloucestershire Council, who administered the funds through Section 106 (S106) financial contributions from housing developers.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place, Cllr Rachael Hunt said:
“We are delighted that South Gloucestershire Council has been able to negotiate this funding from local developers to support people with disabilities to participate in sporting activities by providing a range of track and field equipment. Sport and exercise helps people to live healthy lifestyles and can boost mental wellbeing, so it is fantastic that people in the area will directly benefit from this funding.
As a council we are committed to improving our communities, with over £10 million having been invested into our open areas and green spaces since 2015, and our total contribution to public open spaces across the Yate area is now over £1 million.”
S106 funding awarded for track and field disability equipment will continue the Town Council’s work in partnership with operators of the site, YOSC Ltd., in providing accessible facilities and equipment to ensure a more inclusive, equal experience for all members of the local and wider community.
The equipment being purchased includes eight 8 racing wheelchairs, adaptive equipment for discus, javelin and shot and equipment for diverse indoor activities including boccia, weights, mats and also guide rails and navigational equipment.
Yate Town Councillor Karl Tomasin, a member of the YOSC Facilities Project Steering Group, commented:
‘As part of our continued commitment & aspirations to provide sports facilities & opportunities for all through our partnership with YOSC, we are pleased to be able purchase a variety of equipment for para & disabled athletes to use or have a go for the first time, as soon as it’s possible to welcome users back to YOSC.’
We thank everybody involved in the S106 funding application process and look forward to seeing even more people using the equipment during their time on site.
To find out more about the disability equipment and the sports available at YOSC, please contact YOSC Ltd on 01454 326600.
For more information about the purchase of the equipment, please contact Yate Town Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01454 866506.