The ball court at the Weston Hub community Centre has been completely restored, and is now available for rental by local residents and teams.
At a recent ceremony, the Mayor of Bath Councillor Rob Appleyard opened the new ball court. Having cut the ribbon in front of a large audience, he then announced the Mayor’s Shootout Competition for everyone there. Getting the basket ball through the hoop was harder than expected, and most people were immediately eliminated.
The triumphant winners were Luca House and Frankie Bishop, who are now each invited, together with six friends, to enjoy a celebration with refreshments and cakes at The Mayor’s Parlour at the Guildhall in Bath.
The event then continued with a fast-moving basketball match between two local teams from the Filipino Community, who were all then also invited to the Mayor’s Parlour.
The ball court is at Weston Hub community centre in Penn Hill Road, Weston Village, which is run by All Saints Weston for the benefit of the local community.
The Mayor said “I would like to thank All Saints Weston for all they have done to bring the ball court back into perfect condition. This is a great addition to the local facilities in this thriving corner of Bath”.
Sir Peter Heywood thanked the Council for providing the funds for the restoration through the Community Infrastructure Levy.
Weston Hub manager Naomi Cox explained that the ball court is now a multi-sport area, complete with floodlighting, and can be used for tennis, basketball, volleyball, netball and five-a-side.
The ball court is now open for bookings at www.westonhub.org.uk