Sidmouth is to get a new top quality facility at Manstone Recreation Field, which is to be finished by the end of the year.

Cllr Louise Cole said: “It really is fantastic that work is now starting, so that we can provide a top notch space where young people can pursue their passions and be active and social which as we all know is good in equal measure for health and well-being.”

The project is a partnership between young people in Sidmouth, Sidmouth Town Council and the community. The existing area will now be demolished and replaced with a new concrete facility incorporating ideas and designs from its users.