You may have felt nothing has been happening, but behind the scenes there has been a huge amount going on! The complexities of buying the land have been long and fraught, with many last-minute obstacles to overcome and at least 5 sets of lawyers to agree but we are nearly there. We hope to announce very soon the land purchase.
But that is just when the fun really starts. We cannot give accurate time lines at this time as it depends on many things, not least funding, plans, design work and even the weather. However, we can tell you what we are proposing to do first and if possible this summer.
Our first priority once we have obtained change of use for the new land (imminently!) is to level, drain and floodlight Pitch 3, (affectionately known as Chesil!) our Project Manager Steve Hartley has produced drawings for our contractor to work to. We have the funds in place for the lighting and power supply.
The contractor, one of our sponsors, will then be levelling the “training area” ready to either re-sow it for this coming season or, funds permitting, start work on the Astro pitch, extra car parking and tennis courts.
The contractor will simultaneously be then working on terracing and levelling the new land to provide Pitch 4 and the new cricket pitch, in that order. This ground work is likely to take a year to complete but areas will be brought into use as they become ready.
There is a lot to do in the way of filling in funding application forms, sponsorship and fundraising, so if any of you would like to throw your hat into the ring like the 18 of us already working on the most important project in Tows history, please contact John firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase 2: the Astro Hockey pitch, the indoor and outdoor tennis courts and new clubhouse will follow immediately funds become available. We have the support and backing of our NGB’s, SNC and LMCT but there is still a vast amount of fundraising to do, so please help where you can, to take our wonderful Sports Club to another level.
As always, we thank those who have worked tirelessly so far at Towcestrians to get to this stage. Now the future is in our hands, help us make it happen.
Updated 07:01 - 2 May 2018 by Paul Smith