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Wanted: Woodfield residents’ views on outdoor table tennis

Harrogate Borough Council is looking for the views of local residents on plans to have an outdoor table tennis table in the Woodfield area of Harrogate.

Following the suggestion from some local residents, the Council is hosting a consultation evening at the Bilton and Woodfield Library on Monday 3 August between 4pm and 7pm. At the event people will be able to find out more about the proposal, give their opinion on the suggestion, and discuss ideas on where might be the best location for the table.

There is currently an outdoor table tennis table in the Games in Parks area of Harrogate’s Valley Gardens, which has proved very popular since it was introduced over six years ago.

There will be a survey that people can fill in at the consultation evening on Monday.  Anyone who can’t make it along to the consultation evening will still have a chance to give their views on the plans as the survey is also currently online at and paper copies can be picked up from Bilton and Woodfield Library.

At the end of the consultation Harrogate Borough Council will consider the responses before recommending whether or not to go ahead with the proposal and look for external funding for the project from relevant organisations.


Cllr Stanley Lumley, Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport at Harrogate Borough Council, said:  

The council’s aim is to provide everyone in the district with the opportunity to take part in some kind of sport or physical activity and support individuals to maximize their ability.

Table tennis fits right in with this aim, as it is one of those sports that can be played by people of all ages and abilities.

The outdoor table tennis table has been a popular addition to the games on offer at Valley Gardens and we now want to see if the people of Woodfield think it is an attractive proposition for them.

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