5-4 Win For Town Councillors Pushing For Shaftesbury FC’s £455k Artificial Pitch

Plans to create a year-round artificial pitch at Shaftesbury Football Club has overcome another hurdle.

Last night, Shaftesbury Town councillors voted to award the £455,000 works contract. As you’ll hear from our report, the councillors driving this project have tried to address concerns raised by their colleagues over the size of this financial investment, which commits the town council to a 30-year loan.

This third generation (3G) surface will allow the club to increase playing capacity because it will not become muddy like the current grass pitch.

Five councillors supported the award of the contract to a Berkshire company. Four councillors voted against this. Cllr Phil Proctor abstained. He suggested that project costs could be reduced, and money leftover could fund a roof for the Oasis swimming pool.