CRICKET: Woodhall Spa club plans new-look pavilion

Woodhall Spa Cricket Club's current pavillion

Woodhall Spa Cricket Club's current pavillion

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Woodhall Spa Cricket Club has revealed details of ambitious plans for a major revamp of their pavilion at Jubilee Park.

The club is one of the most successful in the county and officials believe an updated and extended pavilion would benefit the entire community.

Details are still at an early stage, but the project is dependent on three factors.

The club needs to secure a long-term lease from Woodhall Spa Parish Council, who own Jubilee Park.

They also require planning permission from East Lindsey District Council - and funding from the National Lottery.

In a statement, the club said: “After many years of good service, the 1970s pavilion could be having a face lift.

“We have won many awards for our excellent ground in recent years but realise the limitations of the pavilion.

“We hope to extend and modernise the changing rooms, public areas and access to the pavilion.

“The proposed new facilities will enable safer use by junior and less able persons to not only use the pavilion for sport but also other village activities.”

The club will hold an open morning this Saturday (January 25) to outline more details.

Apart from successful senior teams, the club boasts an outstanding junior set-up which should boost any chances of securing all-important grant funding.

Club chairman Tony Armstrong said: “We are delighted with the draft plans which will enable us to take the club forward and enable village groups, schools and sports persons of all ages and abilities to use the pavilion.

“The club is a key part of Woodhall Spa village life and we wish for locals to give their input before the plans are taken forward.

“The club want the pavilion to be an asset for Woodhall Spa and be open to a wider range of activities.”

Draft plans will be available for inspection at the open morning (10- 12 noon). Club officials will also be on hand to explain details.

It is understood work could start as early as next year.