BOST to improve sports facilities at Marlborough Sports Garden

BOST have just been awarded £1.6m of Section 106 funds by Southwark Council towards the completion of the third and final phase of improvement works at Marlborough Sports Garden (27 Union St, London SE1 1SD). The sports garden will be completed with additional sports facilities and a healthy café.

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The aims for the Marlborough are to provide a world-class, multi-sport venue with activities which support the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the area. The outdoor site will cater for 20 different sports, from ultimate frisbee to roller hockey, encouraging children of all abilities and interests to get involved in outdoor activities.

The Marlborough sports garden is a haven and oasis in our local community. It is a space where children can mix socially with those from other schools and develop meaningful friendships as well as developing an active lifestyle that will hopefully carry through to adulthood

Francis O’Kane, head teacher of nearby St Joseph’s Primary School

It is hoped that the funds from Southwark Council will be matched by other organisations such as Sports England and The London Marathon Charitable Trust to create a truly outstanding development that aims to be completed in 2022.

Support for the garden development is part of a wider initiative by Southwark council providing £6 million to 35 community projects put forward by local residents.

Get involved

Bankside Open Spaces Trust offers different ways to get involved in activities such as:

  • Volunteering
  • Corporate workdays
  • Become a supporter and keep parks open

If you’d like to learn more, visit their website

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