A LOCAL football club chairman has welcomed plans for investment in the facilities and is looking forward to welcoming more people to the club.

Wombwell Town Football Club is receiving a makeover as part of the Council's ambitious plans to revitalise local centres.

The works now underway include redecoration and damp-proofing of the clubhouse, electrical works, improvements to the toilets and installation of a new decking area.

The Council has already invested £5million into our Principal Towns and ten local centres to help them thrive, with another £30million investment planned over the next five years.

The club’s chair, Karl Rose, said: “We are delighted that the council is investing in our club and our centre, which are vital for the wellbeing and cohesion of our community.

“We are looking forward to seeing the results of the transformation and welcoming more people to enjoy our facilities and activities.”

Coun Robin Franklin, the council’s Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The works at Wombwell Town Football Club are a great example of how our Principal Towns and Local Centres programme is making a positive difference to the lives of our residents.

“We are proud to work with the club and the centre to improve their facilities and I’m sure the start of works will be welcomed by club members and the wider community.”