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Crewe athletics track improvements considered

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Cheshire East Council is looking into the potential of improvement work at Crewe’s Cumberland Arena athletics track.

It follows a planned maintenance review of the track, which revealed a need for repairs if the site is to continue hosting competitive sports fixtures.

Community use of the track will be unaffected, and the regular club nights hosted by Crewe and Nantwich Athletics Club will continue as normal. 

The council’s maintenance review found that the track requires repairs to its base layer and it is also due for a full resurface. This means the club will be unable to host competition meetings. 

 

 

Cllr Mick Warren, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities, commented: “The council will work to establish the full cost and impact of the necessary repairs, prior to a business case being presented to the council for its consideration.

“The track is still absolutely fine to be used by community groups and our local athletes for training.

“However, it is not up to the highest standards required by UK Athletics for competition use.”

The maintenance report was commissioned by Cheshire East as part of its budget planning process.

Cumberland Arena is owned by Cheshire East Council and operated by Everybody Sport and Recreation.

 

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