CRICKET: Refurbishment plans revealed at Woodhall Spa open morning

Woodhall Spa CC club chairman Tony Armstrong (left) welcomes visitors to the open day.
Woodhall Spa CC club chairman Tony Armstrong (left) welcomes visitors to the open day.

Woodhall Spa Cricket Club held an open morning for the local community on Saturday.

It was to give the community a chance to have a more detailed look at the pavilion refurbishment plans, following the award of a grant of £50,000 by WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental).

Woodhall Spa CC have raised more than £10,500 in the last few months in order to contribute funds to their scheme to modernise their 1970s cricket pavilion. The pavilion was built in 1971 and was designed for adult male sport during the summer months.

The club has a healthy junior section, with under-10, under-11, under-13 and under-15 teams which include many district and county players, including two girls. However, the pavilion requires refurbishment in order to provide safe, and private changing areas for juniors and female players.

The pavilion also requires better access and facilities for less able persons. The WREN grant will help to create wider doors, ramps, hearing loop, changing rooms, and lavatories for less able persons. This will provide facilities not only for sporting use, but also for community activities throughout the year.

Tenders have been issued to local contractors, for the improvement works to begin in September and to be completed by the end of November.

The club are trying to raise funds for better facilities and would welcome any support. Contact project manager Martin Wright on 01205 351200.