MUGA Ready for Action

By bellmannews / May 13, 2024
a tall mesh fence encloses the new sports area

From Stuart Alexander, Trustee Stonehaven Recreation Grounds

STONEHAVEN Recreation Grounds have been actively seeking to improve the facilities provided to visitors and members alike.

The past few years have seen a number of grant opportunities arising from different sources and the grounds have been successful in securing monies to invest in the grounds. A ‘Multi-Use Games Area’ or MUGA has been developed, which provides a court which can be hired for various sports including 5-aside football, netball and basketball. 

Book the MUGA using new website

A  new website provides booking and payment facilities.  The price for an hour’s hire has been initially set at £20. The Trustees recognise that changing facilities would be desirable and are investigating options to provide these.

QR code to reach bookings website

Work still underway at putting green

There is also work being carried out to improve the putting green. The holes are being returfed and the area will have islands of shrubs and coastal flowers which will improve the appearance and hopefully increase playing numbers.

Further funding has been committed to a ‘petanque’ pitch in the area between the MUGA and putting. This is anincreasingly popular past-time and has a number of thriving clubs around the North East of Scotland. Work on this isplanned to commence in autumn 2024.

Many funding sources

The Trustees are grateful for the financial support that has been provided from the following funders:

MUGA: Aberdeenshire Council Participatory Budget Scheme UKSPF Levelling Up Fund (MUGA 3G surface)

Aberdeenshire Council Area Committee Budget Putting: Aberdeenshire CouncilParticipatory Budget Scheme Petanque pitch: Coastal Communities Challenge Fund

Planning and project advice has been provided by Inspired Design and Development Stonehaven

Additional funding to enable these developments has been provided by the Recreation Grounds.