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New £40,000 Sports Pitch For Portland School

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6:50am 8th February 2013
(Updated 8:36am 8th February 2013)

Children attending the new school at the former Olympic Sailing Village on Portland are getting a news first class sports pitch.

The state of the art £40,000 project will be used by students at the Portland Aldridge Community Academy and will be available for community use too.

The work is being funded by developers Zero C, LOCOG and the Homes and Communities Agency.

Osprey Quay was home to more than 300 athletes and team members from around 60 countries during last summer's Olympics but has now tranformed into 77 homes with a school and community facilities.

Esther Croft, HCA Area Manager, said: "We are committed to building on the success of the summer to deliver benefits for the people who played such an important part of the games."

Toni Coombs, Dorset County Council cabinet member for children's services, said: "I can't think of a better legacy for partners to leave than a high quality space where children and local people can play sports and enjoy recreation."

The investment will see the HCA complete a planning agreement with Weymouth and Portland District Council stipulating that £500,000 is invested in locally beneficial projects and facilities in return for permission to develop Officer's Field.

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