By Lawrence Milbourn (Lambley Parish Council)
Over the last 18 months, a small team have been working hard to convert one of the old tennis courts into a new MUGA (multi-use games area).
The team, led by parish councillor Dawn Edwards, had to draw up specifications, get quotes and planning consents, as well as raising the funds to pay for it.
In 2018, we saw the conclusion of the build and conversion. Next came decisions about how the multi-use games area was going to be used.
The parish council has decided to hand it to Lambley Primary School for their use during the day in term-time. The Lambley Village Hall committee have agreed to organise the use outside of those times.
The MUGA was officially opened in April 2018 by councillor Cottee from Nottinghamshire County Council who, along with councillor Dawn Edwards from Lambley Parish Council, cut the ribbon (see picture above).
As you can see in the picture below, the MUGA is an all-weather surface and is marked for a number of sports, with goals and also basketball nets.
The MUGA can be floodlit as can the approach to the pitch from the car park.
It is now available for hire on an exclusive-use basis in the evenings and at weekends at a cost of £10 per hour.
Full floodlighting is available up until 10pm at no extra cost. To book or find out more, please telephone the bookings secretary, John Garton, on 0115 926 2060.
The MUGA is primarily for community use, so we really hope you will make best use of it.
In keeping with this, unless privately hired, we are looking to find ways to open the area free of charge during daylight hours, at weekends and in the school holidays.
It was well used over the summer and we are pleased to report that no problems were reported and no damage was sustained.