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Thornbury Cricket Club – Huge funding announcement.

The Cricket Club is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £250,000 in funding from South Gloucestershire Council.

On Friday 28th April, Toby Savage the Leader of South Gloucestershire Council and Keith Burchell the Chair of the South Gloucestershire Planning Committee, visited the Club to announce the funding, where they were met by Committee Member Alex Gwinnell.

In March the Council invited the Club, along with other local sports clubs to submit applications for the enhancement of their facilities. The funding being offered by the Council was through their ‘106 Scheme’. This Scheme is funded by Building Developers who are required to contribute towards the local community. The development in question which the Club will benefit from, is from the Morton Way area of Thornbury. The application also requires an element of self-funding.

To enable the Club to be invited to apply for the funding the Club had to be within a specific radius of the development. The funding also specified that it had to be spent on ‘outdoor sporting facilities’.

The Club has applied for funding to construct the following extension to the existing clubhouse (on the left of the clubhouse as you look from the ground); dedicated female changing facilities, male and female toilet facilities, storage area together with a scorebox/office.

As well as the extension, the Club has also been successful in their bid for a replacement outfield mower.

The Club has always looked to plan towards the future, and with this funding we will now be able to take things to another level. Architects have already been instructed, and concept images and plans will be presented to the members as soon as they have been completed.

The Club’s Committee and all its members would like to thank the Council and its officials for the approval of the funding.

This very exciting announcement will not only benefit the Club and its members, but also the local community with the further enhancement to the facilities.

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