Bedford Borough Council have appointed us to produce a playing pitch and outdoor sports strategy for the area. This has involved an assessment of all pitches within the borough boundary, working with the governing bodies of sport to link into their development strategies and consulting local stakeholders including the town and parish councils in Bedford borough. We have also worked closely with TeamBeds&Luton the county sports partnership and Sport England. We are drafting the strategy in accordance with the new Sport England guidelines.
Some emerging issues include an apparent decline in demand for cricket and the need to balance the supply of football pitches in the urban and rural areas.
The project is due to be completed later this year