the new year will usher in new sporting facilities for Wensleydale.
From January, people living in and around the dale will be able to use the new floodlit pitch being built at Wensleydale School in Leyburn.
The £100,000 sports pitch – being part-funded by Richmondshire District Council – will be available to hire by local groups.
During term time it will be open to them on weekday evenings from 5 - 9pm, and at weekends from 9am - 4pm.
The opening hours are extended to all-day during school holidays.
Details of the charges, operating times and booking process will be available from December 20 on the school website, www.wensleydale.n-yorks.sch.uk , in local publications and via various flyers and brochures.