At a recent meeting Sheffield Councillors voted to fund a feasibility study to resurface the existing Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) situated in Tinsley Green.
At a recent meeting of Sheffield City Council’s Finance Committee, held on 1 August 2023, Councillors voted to approve spending £12.4k to look at resurfacing Tinsley Green.
The paper set out that the project is needed because the existing surface is sand dressed artificial turf, and in a poor condition due to significant wear. As the surface has not been re-laid for over 25 years, local Councillors and the Local Area Committee outlined it as a priority site for consideration.
The paper continues that the poor quality of the MUGA at Tinsley Green has a detrimental effect on the quality of recreational play and the surface is worn with visible damage, including the formation of potholes and areas where the turf has risen.
It is hoped that resurfacing the MUGA will lead to significant improvements to the existing playing surface increase usage of the court due to improved quality, and increased activation opportunities via the multi-sport offer.
Local Councillor for Darnall, and Chair of the Finance Committee, Zahira Naz, said:
“I am really pleased we are able to invest in the park and upgrade the MUGA.
“The new facilities will further increase participation at a grass roots level and improve the physical health and wellbeing of young people from Tinsley.”
Fellow Darnall Councillors, Mazher Iqbal and Mary Lea, said:
“This is the first phase to a complete upgrade and resurfacing of the Tinsley MUGA. We’re really looking to its completion.”