After much effort and attempts to get new facilities at Fairview Fields and after raising the best part of 170k in funding, we have unfortunately had to give back 100k of funding we had gained from Sport England and Community First via Hills Waste for the full build we were looking to originally achieve. Our original Planning Application has also expired.
Clearly this is disappointing but has meant that the new Committee has a renewed determination to achieve getting Facilities down at Fairview Fields and is one of our 5 Core Focus Areas as a Club.
Where are we?
The Plan is to get a Temporary Container style building completely fitted out at Fairview Fields. These are 48 Feet by 12 feet in size and will house 2 Changing Rooms, with showers in each Changing Room and Referee changing area in the middle.
Copy Plans are attached now - not quite as luxurious as the previous plans but actually more realistic to our means as a Club right now.
We are currently going through the planning phase.
Once we hopefully achieve Planning Permission, we will then be seeking some funding support to achieve this - likely from Community First and then we hope to have a Building in situ at some stage during our 25th Year (2017).
As ever we always welcome volunteer support or anyone with ideas or experience. Please feel free to share these with any of the Committee or to attend a Committee Meeting, held every first Monday of the Month in the Old Bear in Cricklade.
Danny Lloyd Club Chairman