Salford City Council is investing £447,000 into the resurfacing of Cleavley athletics track in Eccles.
The eight-lane synthetic track, managed by Salford Community Leisure, is being resurfaced and more car parking is being created to manage demand, as more adults and children are becoming more active in Salford.
Councilor David Lancaster lead member for environment and community safety said: “This facility is crucial to local sports clubs and organisations and the upgrade will allow this to continue. Limited car parking at the site has been causing problems but re-configuring the current spaces and expanding onto the former horticultural nursery site will help address this issue.
“The improvements to the facility will increase sporting and leisure opportunities for the people of Salford.”
Cleavley athletics track is home to Salford Met AC with additional athletic and leisure opportunities offered by Salford Harriers Juniors AC, Wheels for All Salford, and SAFA – the Salford Action for Autism Group, all of whom provide different activities for all abilities
The completion of the track is expected to be early summer this year and contractors involved in the project have agreed to offer work experience, use local suppliers, and take part in pathway into construction careers events by holding open days showing how the track will be upgraded as part of Salford City Council’s social value scheme.
This shows how the upgrading of the track will not only beneficial in encouraging more people to get active but also an opportunity for people to see the work of construction whether it is a career they want to pursue.