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Craven sports clubs invited to take part in playing pitch strategy survey

Craven District Council is inviting local football, cricket, rugby and hockey clubs, and parish councils, to take part in a survey about playing pitches in the district.

The Craven Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) was adopted in 2016 and was developed using Sport England guidance.

The Council is now undertaking a refresh of the strategy document, to review progress and look at the supply and demand for pitches, to help identify any new key issues and changes since 2016. 

A survey has been sent out to all parish councils, football, cricket, rugby, and hockey clubs on Craven District Council’s database.

The refresh will also cover the parts of the District which are within the Yorkshire Dales National Park area.

Councillor David Ireton, Craven District Council’s Lead Member for Resilient Communities, said: “This is an important piece of work which will help us examine any new issues which have emerged since 2016, and establish progress on our priorities and action plan.

“This will help us develop our plans for the future so that we can provide our communities with the facilities they need. Feedback from sports clubs and parish councils is vital so please do take part.

“Following this refresh, we will be able to confirm our priorities and devise an action plan for 2021 onwards.”

If you are aware that a parish council or football, cricket, rugby, and hockey club in Craven has not received the survey, please get in touch with Craven District Council. To request a copy of the survey please contact Izzi Ellwood at