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Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester Council engaged Neil Allen Associates to assist them in the development of a playing pitch strategy in 2011. The approach taken was a partnership model where the work was divided between the consultants and the in-house sports development team. It was therefore important to us that the consultant was able to meet our scheduled deadlines and work well with the team of professionals in our employment. This was achieved by Neil Allen Associates, and in particular Carolyn Wilkinson, who worked fantastically with staff at all, levels within the organisation.

Both teams ran work parallel to each other with the consultant leading on pitch visits and audit whilst the Sports development team liaised with clubs and leagues and encouraged and monitored questionnaire completion. The consultant then merged both pieces of work and produced the datasets, including team generation rates etc. Briefing sessions were held by the consultant so that staff can now manipulate the data to enable them to advise planners, inform senior management and take a proactive approach to protecting and enhancing pitches in Cheshire West.

The work completed by the contract has put Cheshire West and Chester in a strong position to write the final playing pitch document, based on evidence and fact.

Helen Pearce, Leisure Development Manager, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester


20 Brook Road
Cheshire WA13 9AH

Tel: 07917 378083