Parish Council

Creating new sports and exercise facilities in Crowle

Please share your views!

Crowle Parish Council is seeking your feedback on the possible development of new and improved sports and exercise facilities for our local community. Please take a few minutes to give us your views via this questionnaire

Please respond online if you can, but if you prefer you can print a hard copy and return it to the post box outside the door at The Shop at Crowle.

Background

In the October Cryer, the Parish Council asked for ideas for new activities or services that would have a positive and long-lasting impact on the local community, and as such could potentially qualify for a Community Legacy Grant from Wychavon District Council.

Most of the responses we received focused around sporting and exercise activity. Based on these, we developed an outline proposal for new facilities on the Parish Hall site, to include:

  • a new building to accommodate a wider range of indoor sporting and exercise activities
  • an outdoor gym/exercise area or ‘multi-use games area’
  • a new grass pitch for team sports
  • additional car parking.

Provisional thinking indicates a project cost of around £350,000.

Great news from Wychavon…

We are delighted to report that our project meets Wychavon’s initial criteria, and they have invited us to submit detailed proposals with a Legacy Grant request of up to £200,000.

Additional grants from Wychavon (generated through the Cala housing development, via what is termed ‘Section 106 funding’) are also potentially available – up to £17,800 for a sports/leisure-related building and up to £28,300 for ‘formal sport’. The balance would need to be raised within the community and/or via other grant funding.

Next step – your views please!

We now need to consult our local community via the questionnaire to develop a better understanding what new facilities would be valued. At the same time, it would be helpful to understand how well the existing facilities within the Parish (both sports/exercise-related and more generally) meet the needs of you and your household.

Thank you for your feedback.
We will share the findings from this consultation and planned next steps in the Cryer. Our detailed grant submission to Wychavon will need to be made by 5 March 2021.

Please now complete the questionnaire!

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