Pitching in at launch of games area

Opening day for the new playground at Portsmouth recreational ground, Burnley Road, Portsmouth, Todmorden
Opening day for the new playground at Portsmouth recreational ground, Burnley Road, Portsmouth, Todmorden

PEOPLE of all ages celebrated the official opening of the new multi-use games area at Portsmouth recreational ground.

The state-of-the-art space containing markings for football and other sporting activities has been installed at the site as part of a £90,000 project. Youngsters tried out the games area at the launch event while other people enjoyed refreshments, activities and music from Todmorden Community Brass Band.

Liz Hinchliffe, from Cornholme Community Project which secured £50,000 funding for the work, said: “It’s been money very well spent. We are really pleased with it.”