Residents being asked their views on 3G football pitch proposals

Residents in Sale are being asked their views on possible proposals for an all-weather 3G football pitch at Crossford Bridge.

Trafford Council is continuing to work in partnership with the Crossford Bridge Management Association (CBMA) to improve the facilities at the site and is now consulting with local people to gather their opinions.

The CBMA are keen to look at the idea of installing the full-size fenced off pitch at the top of the site near the M60 motorway on the pitch currently used by Old Altrinchamians FC – the furthest point away from homes.

Trafford Council is in discussion with the CBMA and the Football Foundation over the proposals and is keen to ask local residents and business owners what they think.

The consultation will run from October 11 – 31 and residents can take part by going to Trafford Council's Citizen Space. A further consultation with residents will take place later in the year when the Council has more details on the proposals.

Cllr Elizabeth Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, said:

“The Council has been in close consultation with the CBMA on the proposals and we are now seeking the views of the local residents.

We want to know exactly what you think and will of course take every view into account. Residents can be assured that they will be consulted with at every step as we continue discussions surrounding these proposals. We want as many resident as possible to provide us with their views.”

The Council also wants to protect the site through a Fields in Trust ‘Deed of Dedication' and will be providing a long-term lease for Crossford Bridge meaning it is protected. You can find out more information on the Fields in Trust website

Posted on Monday 11th October 2021