One of Swindon’s parish councils is interested in managing the new £3.6 million sports hub to be built in Moredon.

And Swindon Borough Council already has allocated the money it needs to put up as match funding to cash coming from British Cycling and the Football Association, councillors were told.

Cabinet member for corporate services and operational excellence Keith Williams told scrutiny committee members: “We have been in close contact with both British Cycling, because there is an off-road cycle track planned, and Wiltshire FA, because there is a lack of provision for football in Swindon, but we have to be able to match their funding.”

He said the council’s share of the £3.6m project would come from developer contributions paid by housebuilders as part of their planning permission agreements. The committee was told money had not been previously allocated to other schemes, and was available. It means the council doesn’t have to borrow against future such contributions from builders of houses also earmarked to go on the site.

The management of the site when finished is still under discussion, including talks with Better, which runs Oasis. But John Ballman, a member of Central Swindon North Parish Council, and clerk Andy Reeves confirmed it was also interested in taking on the complex.

Mr Reeves said: “The issue is the speed in which this is happening, and key is engagement for the cycling track. We are speaking to British Cycling every two weeks.”

Football, cricket and croquet pitches and a BMX track and new pavilion facilities are included.