Bude Community Astro Floodlights

Bude Community Astro Floodlights

Lead Organisation: Budehaven Community School

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: CLUP

SPF awarded: £29,980

Location: Bude

By upgrading the floodlights, Budehaven Community School’s CLUP project will extend the local community’s use of the astro turf pitch in Bude. The Astro turf currently only has six working halogen floodlights, which require a crane to be used when they require replacing. This is not only expensive but could also potentially damage the Astro turf in the process.

 

This project will replace the six halogen floodlights with sixteen LED floodlights, which will not only ensure that the lights are more energy efficient and last longer before replacement is required, but it will also align with the SPF Good Growth’s Clean and Green principle by enabling a reduction in CO2 emissions and ensuring a more environmental approach.

 

The project will also include redesigning the light columns by installing a lever system to enable easier access to the lights for when they break or need replacing in the future.

 

Whilst the astro turf pitch serves the school during school hours, it is a valued and essential asset to the local community and outlying villages and is used by local sporting clubs to train outside of these times. The clubs that currently use the pitch are expanding the provision year on year and therefore having the new lighting installed will ensure that their members can continue to train later into the evenings and throughout the autumn and winter months when daylight hours are reduced and training outdoors can become a challenge.

 

The local community will have vital access to activities which promote healthy living, social cohesion and mental health support together with reducing isolation and promoting a sense of belonging and community spirit.

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