The damage caused to Cromer Town FC's pitch. Photo: Jenna Bedwell Archant A council has been forced to apologise and pay for damage caused to a Norfolk football team’s pitch on New Year’s Day. How the pitch looked after the tyre ruts were filled-in. Photo: Jenna BedwellCars churned up Cromer Town FC’s grass pitch after they were wrongly allowed to park there during the fireworks display on January 1.The damage resulted in the club having to cancel its home game against Caister FC Reserves on Saturday (January 12).North Norfolk District Council said it had now written to the club to apologise and will pay £650 to repair the pitch.A council spokesman said parking was offered to visitors on the hard standing at Cabbell Park, as well as at other locations around the town.Cabbell Park, the home of Cromer Town Football Club. Picture: Ian BurtBut due to the high numbers of people trying to park, the decision was made to open a gate to the pitch to provide additional … [Read more...] about Council apologises and agrees to pay for damage caused to club’s football pitch
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It is stunning, you can see that from the photographs, but just what does this fabulous period property have to offer renters when it comes to accommodation? Hollybush House is one of the oldest houses in the village of Barrow-on-Trent, says letting agent, Nicholas Humphreys. The property dates to the mid 1600s and has been sympathetically restored over the years to create a well-proportioned family home. Standing in a large secluded cottage garden, the four-bedroom detached cottage holds on to its history with a variety of period features including beamed ceilings in many of the downstairs rooms and original latched doors. Accommodation includes an entrance hall with slate floor, a comfortable lounge with an inglenook log burner, there is a family room/snug with cast iron fireplace, plus there's a useful study. The dining kitchen is just lovely. With features such as oak flooring, a Belfast style sink, and Rangemaster cooker, it is both practical and attractive. Ground floor … [Read more...] about Inside the 4-bed home that’s up for rent for £2,000
Football legend Gary Neville blasted “ridiculous” plans to sell Wembley to fund grassroots football. The ex-Manchester Untied star hit out at moves to flog the national stadium, which is the target of a bid by Fulham owner Shahid Khan. Pointing to the huge money swirling round the sport, Neville said the estimated £600million price tag was “a pittance in the game of football”. Sport chiefs claim the cash is needed to boost the standard of community pitches. Giving evidence to MPs, he believed the money for the grassroots game should come from elsewhere in English football. “The FA feels to fund the grassroots programme they have to sell a national asset - it’s quite simply ridiculous,” he told the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which is investigating the proposed sale. Branding it a “short-term plan we’ll regret forever”, he added: “I despair at the thought that the FA board and executive … [Read more...] about Gary Neville blasts plans to sell Wembley stadium to fund grassroots football
PUBLISHED: 16:15 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:15 16 July 2018 Kath Sansom Estover playing field Archant Work has officially started on a new sports hub for March with state of the art pitches and a pavilion for clubs and private hire. The pitches for five-a-side football, netball, basketball and tennis, will be ready by September while the pavilion, with changing rooms, bar and meeting room, should be ready by Spring 2019/ The news has been welcomed by councillors who say it will put March on the map as a serious venue for good sporting facilities for the community. Councillor Steve Count, leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “This now belongs to the people of March. “This is a well overdue facility, it’s been years coming but we can now all make best use of this.” “I know of people whose parents lobbied for this 30 years ago.” Councillor Jan French said: ”It’s fantastic for March. We hope it can be used as meeting … [Read more...] about Work starts on sports pitches and pavillion for Estover Road, March
It might be coming home. Word is spreading, hushed and lightly dusted with irony for now, but silently moving through the ranks of English football fans. Last night could have been better but we showed maturity and discipline to the final whistle and it’s ok. Look, we haven’t ruled ourselves out of contention with gesture of baffling self-destruction (quite) yet. The unthinkable is taking shape. But wait. If, via a series of serendipitous events under Fifa laws, football does come home, where will it sleep? The spare room is an office/media room/gym now, there’s no space for a bed and I don’t really want it on the sofa. We’re not ready. Have we thought this through? No. The fact is, my generation is utterly unprepared for England being good. The first tournament during which I paid more attention to the football than my sticker album was 1996. It was at home, although it didn’t technically come home, and we soared a bit before … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight If football does come home, where will it sleep?