The Ashes Playing Field Trust in Howden have been awarded £17,000 in funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council in the form of Commuted Sums from local housing developments. The funding has been awarded towards Phase 2 and 3 of the 'Howden Mile' Track at The Ashes Playing Fields.
The total project cost for all three phases is £94,810.80. The Ashes Playing Field Trust have completed already completed Phase 1 with the full amount of £38,982 being funded by themselves.
The total cost for phases 2 and 3 is £55,828.80, with The Ashes Playing Field Trust contributing the remaining £38,828.80.
Angela Martinson, trustee at The Ashes Playing Field Trust, said: "The Ashes are delighted to be supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council by the way of Commuted Sums to complete the final phases of the Howden Mile. The first Phase is already proving very popular to both walkers and joggers, and when the track is complete it will provide an excellent facility for both young and old in the town."
Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, added: "The award of these Commuted Sums, provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval, is great news for The Ashes Playing Field Trust in Howden. I wish them every success with completing the Howden Mile project."