King George V Playing Fields Get £5000 Grant


The King George V playing fields, off the Teignmouth Road Torquay,  are set to benefit from a £5000 grant to promote physical activity.  The grant will provide facilities for football, golf and frisbee golf.  Local Liberal Democrat campaigner, Deborah Brewer said: “The opportunity for this grant is only possible because the playing fields are due to be transferred to Fields in Trust.  This follows a successful Liberal Democrat petition that persuaded Torbay Council to put right an 80 year old wrong and place these fields in trust in memory of King George the 5th .”

 

A  fellow Liberal Democrat campaigner, David Ward, said: “This is great news as I understand that Torquay United in the Community will be reaching out to the public to encourage them to use these facilities.  However, I am concerned that there is some uncertainty over the grant as the final formal transfer of the land has not yet occurred.  I have challenged Torbay Council to speed up the transfer to protect the grant and these fields.” 


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