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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Ashfield District Council has passed a motion which would see dog walking banned on football pitches across Ashfield. The motion, put forward by Councillor Lee Anderson, was narrowly passed at a full council meeting this week and means the council will now explore options for a public spaces protection order (PSPO) at playing fields across the district. Dog walkers to be banned from all Ashfield football pitches.This would mean that dog walkers cannot take their pets onto any sports pitch where football teams train or play in order to limit the amount of dog foul found on the grass. Dog walkers would still be able to use the open parks and spaces under the plans, however ‘dog only’ and ‘no dog’ areas would be enforced to ensure no dog foul appears on the playing fields. The plans would affect any open space with a regularly-used football pitch. This includes Sutton Lawn, Titchfield Park in Hucknall, Kingsway Park in Kirkby, Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite and … [Read more...] about What would a dog walking ban on Ashfield football pitches mean for you?
0 Post a comment Monday, 13 August 2018 - Community News by Contributor - Supplied Content @tavistocktimes [email protected] A POPULAR area in Tavistock is being ‘abused’ by anti-social behaviour, says a local councillor. Crowndale football pitches have long been the target of vandalism, including littering, grass damage and glass being smashed at the site.Tavistock town councillor Allen Lewis recently took to social media to express his anger at the site once again being abused by people having parties and using illegal substances on the site.He said: ‘The pitches at Crowndale are being abused. People are having parties, smoking cannabis and leaving all their rubbish behind. Children play on those pitches.‘I half fill an industrial sized bin with rubbish from the pitches every week. We’re [the football club] cleaning it up and paying to get rid of it.‘I am so disappointed — how can people disrespect … [Read more...] about Crowndale football pitches being ‘abused’ through anti-social behaviour
Ellesmere Port has gained two new state of the art football pitches thanks to a half million pound plus grant. The town’s MP Justin Madders (Lab) officially unveiled the third generation (3G) artificial grass pitches for Vauxhall Motors Sports & Social Club. He was joined by Tranmere Rovers FC chairman Mark Palios who said he was impressed with the club’s future aspirations thanks to the new facilities. The overhaul of the club’s Rivacre Road site was made possible thanks to investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund which is run by the Football Foundation. The grant enabled the club to install a new floodlit 3G pitch, refurbish an existing artificial pitch, which was originally funded by the Football Foundation in 2001 and to carry out improvement works to the changing rooms. Read More More Ellesmere Port news The investment means local side Vauxhall Motors FC, who currently play in the North West Counties Football League and were founded … [Read more...] about Ellesmere Port gains new state of the art football pitches
How do the football pitches at the Southland Centre affect the future of the site? With councillors deciding in April to close the Southlands Centre’s business centre by September, the future of the site is unclear. Business owners currently operating out of the building remain furious with the decision and are campaigning to keep the site open as a business centre. But one distinct possibility - given the council’s pledge to build thousands of houses in the coming years - would be for the Southlands Centre building to be demolished and the land sold for housing. But as things stand, the football pitches at the Southlands Centre might end up being a bit of a snag to anyone wanting to build across the whole site. Since the closure of the Southlands Centre’s sport facilities in 2016, the pitches have been operated by Everyone Active based at Middlesbrough Sports Village. At the moment, the entire Southlands Centre complex, including the business centre and football … [Read more...] about How Southlands Centre football pitches could affect site future