Cricket fans in Whitmore Reans will be bowled over by a new sporting facility which has now opened its doors to local residents.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to create a new sports facility at Peace Green, Dunstall Road, which includes 3 all-weather cricket training nets and netball and basketball facilities.

The £150,000 scheme was jointly funded by the council’s Sport Development and Investment Strategy and the ECB, with the new facilities managed by local community groups, 

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We are delighted to have worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board to deliver these new facilities which will further increase opportunities for people in Whitmore Reans to get active.

"They will support the local neighbourhood in 2 ways, not only by providing sporting facilities to help improve people's physical health and wellbeing, but also transforming a previously obscured area of Peace Green which had been the focus of anti-social behaviour. 

"They complement the already well-maintained open space which offers an outdoor gym, children's play area and walking routes."

The netball and basketball facilities are available for use by the general public during Peace Green's normal opening hours, while the cricket facility will be subject to booking arrangements which have been agreed with local community organisations who will hold keys for the site. These include Dunstall Hill Primary School, TLC College and the local Jamia Masjid Al-Aqsa Mosque. 

For more details about booking arrangements, please visit Peace Green Community Cricket Facility.