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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Cheshire East to look at athletics track improvements

Cheshire East Council is to look at potential work to improve Crewe’s athletics track.

It follows a planned maintenance review of the Cumberland Arena track, which found a need for repairs if the site is to host future competition events.

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

However, the report found that the track requires some localised repairs to its base layer and is also due for a full resurface. This means the club will be unable to host competition meetings.

Councillor Mick Warren, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities, said: “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 planning for budgeting.

The Cumberland Arena is owned by Cheshire East Council and operated by its partner, the independent health and wellbeing charity Everybody Sport and Recreation.

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