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Why is the Council proposing to make changes at Woodside Playing Fields?

The Council is implementing its Sports Facilities Strategy 2015-25 by focusing on the development of sports provision at one of the Strategic Sports Sites identified in the strategy – Woodside North, incorporating Woodside Playing Fields. The council engaged with sports clubs and stakeholders of Woodside Playing Fields to seek views on how to develop the site to improve the sports facilities. The feedback from stakeholders showed overall support for development of the site and Southern Green Landscape Architects were commissioned to develop a conceptual masterplan to illustrate possible development at the site.

How is SLC involved in this project?

Watford Borough Council appointed The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) together with Southern Green Landscape Architects to develop a detailed masterplan and feasibility study for Woodside Playing Fields which built upon the previous masterplanning work.


SLC has now been commissioned to manage a consultation process on behalf of the Council with key stakeholders and the wider public, as agreed at the Council’s Cabinet meeting in June 2018. In November 2019, the first phase of the project to provide a Community Sport Hub has been agreed.