Olympic legacy funds help watersport facilities

Residents are being invited to see new sporting facilities at a north Northumberland beauty spot, which are being built with the help of 2012 Olympic legacy funding.

The work is being carried out at the visitor centre at Druridge Bay Country Park for the Amble-based Coquet Shorebase Trust.

The project, which is now nearing completion, is to provide changing rooms, showers and boat storage to replace the aging cabin that has been the Trust’s base on the lake at Druridge Bay for many years.

A £50,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic Legacy fund, as well as cash from other sources, enabled the scheme to go ahead, which will provide up-to-date facilities for community watersports activities on the lake.

On Sunday afternoon, members of the Trust will be at the visitor centre to meet residents and chat to them about what is being constructed and how they can get involved in the new opportunities for sailing, canoeing and windsurfing that will be available.