• The new storage facility for football and cricket clubs ON Bayard Rec is nearing completion and looks to be a top quality building. An official opening ceremony will be held in due course to highlight the project and the funding from Big Society fund.
  • Changing room improvements are being reviewed, and alternatives being explored. Improved showers are a short term priority and this is being addressed.
  • Following a letter from the Rugby Club I arranged a meeting with club officials. They have confirmed their interest in a long term plan to provide their own playing area but an immediate need was a training facility. Following liaison with other councillors and the Grounds Manager a proposal to level an area of Western Promenade for possible use as a training area has been agreed. Top soil can be transferred from the Robinson Road development and through some joint funding between the Council and Rugby Club, seeding and necessary preparation work should be possible, hopefully for the start of the 2017 season. Current use of the area by car boot sales and the fair should not be affected.