CLUBHOUSE: An offer has now been received from sportscotland of £45k to be financed from the Scottish rugby cash back from Crime fund. This has been accepted on behalf of the club. Jim and Brian met on 7th September with Grant Duncan the sportscotland project manager who will work with us regards the delivery of Clubhouse Development Phase 11. The Development Committee lead by Paul Devine met last Wednesday and the availability of the balance of the funding of circa £60k that is required is being re specified. In addition an application for an element revenue grant funding was made to East Lothian Council (ELC) in March. Contact was made with Tom Shearer in July who is supportive & it is hoped that this will be considered favourably in September/October after the councils mid year recess.Further Landfill tax credit funding applications for Phase 111 are on hold.
RECREATION PARK: Jim Littlefair NBRFC and Scot Wallace NB Football Colts met in July with Bengy Barsanti who is now is leading discussions with sportscotland on the potential for a 3G artificial pitch at Recreation park.Brian met briefly 3/8/2012 with Lyle Crawford on the subject of Russell Bequest support.He indicated he has an application from ELC and suggested a meeting of the new trustees is needed. This has subsequently taken place.Brian and Jim met 13/8/2012 with the new NB councillor Tim Day to appraise him of the NBRFC community involvement and plans for the future. To date no formal feedback has been received and it needs to be progressed.