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£1.6 million funding awarded to redevelop Portrush Recreation Grounds


The Levelling Up Fund has awarded over £1.6 million for the redevelopment of Portrush Recreation Grounds. This investment will bring facilities back into use for the local community.


The UK Government's Levelling Up strategy aims to create opportunities for everyone across the UK by:

 

  • improving jobs, pay and living standards

  • making streets safer

  • protecting health and wellbeing

  • investing in high streets and town centres

  • improving local transport



The site on the Ramore headland in Portrush is a key destination for visitors to Northern Ireland’s north coast.


Over the last 100 years, the area has provided the community and visitors with:


  • sports facilities

  • recreation

  • leisure



More recently, it has become an eyesore. There are parts which are:


  • closed off to the public for much of the year

  • underused


The funding to improve its appearance will encourage more people to use and enjoy the site.


The new recreation ground will include:


  • a Changing Places accessible toilet

  • refreshed street furniture

  • an adventure play park

  • a large event space

  • a bowling green

  • a new pavilion

  • new trees



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