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Ilkley Petanque terrain gets lottery funding

Petanque Trustees Peter Mate, Ed Duguid and Georges Lepelley

Ilkley and District Petanque Association are delighted to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund have confirmed a grant that will enable phase two of the works to commence.

Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, in which players or teams play their boules/balls towards a smaller target ball.

The terrain is in the Ilkley Riverside Memorial Gardens close to the Riverside Hotel.

A spokesperson for the association said: "Whilst the terrain is able to be used now, the works will include an access path linking into the existing park network, together with a turning point , both of which will provide much better access for the less abled.

"In addition a notice board is being commissioned to provide the relevant club information and contact details and a flagpole together with a Yorkshire and Normandy flag to further cement the relationship with Ilkley’s twin town, Coutances.

"Monies have also been raised for the remaining 2 benches and these will be fitted at the same time as phase 2 works are ongoing.

"All that is now needed is some warmer weather!

"Anyone interested in playing please contact the club by emailing ilkleypetanque@gmail.com"

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