Grant brings modern facilities to Sheepscombe Cricket Club
Press Releases - 14/02/2017
Enjoying one of the most stunning views in the county, Sheepscombe's cricket pavilion has an enviable position overlooking the beautiful Stroud Valleys.
However, the rural location means that the pavilion does not benefit from mains drainage and electricity and its basic facilities are sometimes criticised by visiting teams.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, the Club has taken its first steps in a project to bring its pavilion up to scratch by improving drainage and investing in a power generator.
The pavilion in its iconic hilltop position overlooking the Laurie Lee Field will be a more enjoyable and useful facility for community activity. The Club can now install a new toilet for visitors, children and people with disabilities.
Elisabeth Skinner, Club chairman said: "We are delighted to receive £8 000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust; this has given us the kick start we needed to get the project off the ground. We are now repairing windows and replacing the doors before the 2017 season gets under way.
"The new facilities will in particular benefit to the development of youth cricket in the village and our partnership with Sheepscombe Primary School.
"We are also grateful to Jewsons who donated £2,000 worth of supplies to the Club following our success in a national competition."
With support from the England and Wales Cricket Trust and impressive fundraising by the local community, the Club bought their ground from the Laurie Lee estate in 2013. In 2014, work was undertaken to replace the pavilion roof after storm damage.
The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust provides grants from funds generated by the Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire, its people and its environment.