SOME Stretford playing fields are set for a facelift after the council revealed a plan to refurbish the changing rooms.

Work on the changing rooms at Turn Moss playing fields is set to start on Monday, September 20, and last 16 weeks.

Funded by Trafford Council and The Football Foundation, which channels funding from the Premier League, the FA and the Government into the grassroots game, the refurbishment is part of a wider investment into new and improved football facilities.

It includes four refurbished changing rooms; two new referee rooms; a disabled toilet with shower; a spectator toilet; and four bike stands.

Councillor Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: "The changing rooms at Turn Moss have been in a poor condition for many years.

"I'm pleased we're carrying out this work to refurbish them to a top standard.

"Hundreds of people of all ages use the changing rooms for sporting activities at Turn Moss, and this work will be of huge benefit to them.

"Health and wellbeing is a big priority for Trafford Council, and this project will support this priority by providing changing facilities that'll be used well into the future by different generations.”

The contractor for the refurbishment is Thomas Kershaw Builders, who have promised to minimise the level of disruption during the work.

To comment on the refurbishment, email Trafford Council on This email address is only for general enquiries relating to the work.

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