SPORTS clubs and community groups can have their say on sports pitches in Derwentside at a meeting tonight.

Derwentside Leisure Services is holding a public meeting in the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. It aims to gather the views of residents and voluntary bodies, to help formulate a playing pitch strategy for the district.

A team of consultants has compiled a report on playing pitch provision and will outline the results at the meeting.

Colin McBride, sports and activities manager for Derwentside, said: "The consultants' report throws up some interesting information. The meeting will enable us to work together with user groups and plan for the future with the support of all concerned."