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East End Park artificial pitch upgraded thanks to £175k investment

Dumbarton’s East End Park is set for an upgrade after West Dunbartonshire Council received funding worth £175,000.

The UK Government confirmed that the local site is one of 40 projects in Scotland to get a share of £6million for grassroots sporting facilities.

The funding in Scotland is being used to develop 20 artificial grass pitch projects, four grass pitch projects and nine changing facility projects, as well as floodlights and goalposts.

Councillor David McBride, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I am pleased that this investment from the UK Government helps West Dunbartonshire Council in reinforcing our commitment to improving sporting facilities.

“East End Park is a well-used facility and this upgrade will ensure our residents have access to a first-class resource right in the heart of the Dumbarton community.”

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “This is great news for the people of Dumbarton and beyond.

“I am delighted that this funding helps to ensure this facility can continue to serve the community.”