A SPORTS pavilion in Eastham is due to be renovated in a bid to attract more users.

The venue, at Leverhulme Playing Fields, is around 50 years old, but heavy use and over the years has affected its functionality and appearance.

The improvement work, costing £80,000, will see the facility renovated and modernised.

The site includes six football and two rugby pitches as well as three cricket squares.

It is one of Wirral Council’s largest football facilities.

Cllr Phill Brightmore, cabinet member for leisure and recreation, said: "Once renovated the aim is to encourage more users to the site, and to enhance the reputation of Wirral’s leisure facilities.

"This work is only possible because, despite almost a decade of cuts in funding from Whitehall to councils such as Wirral, we have worked hard to manage our finances carefully.

"As well as a refurbished pavilion we want to see additional football pitches and increased use from events such as dog shows, summer camps or fayres."

Last week it was announced that three Wirral gyms will be upgraded as part of a £340,000 council investment.

The work, planned for Leasowe, Guinea Gap and West Kirby leisure centres, will see the following improvements made to the fitness facilities:

  • Complete replacement of all of the gym equipment at Leasowe
  • Replacement of equipment and console upgrades at Guinea Gap
  • Replacement of consoles at West Kirby Concourse.

The improvements follow major work at the Oval in Bebington which, over the last 18 months, has received significant funding to double the size of its fitness facility, create studio space and restore parts of the iconic grandstand and will now see investment totalling £775,000 to enhance customer access, upgrades in the sports hall and the pool changing facilities.

A 'comprehensive' review of Woodchurch Leisure Centre’s facilities is also taking place.