The Sport & Recreation Centre is located between the Village Hall and the Pre-School building adjacent to the village play area on Fir Lane. The Centre is used for a variety of activities, including mother & toddlers, scouts, cubs, beavers, youth club, football, table tennis, occasional adult education classes and private hire for parties for all ages, with or without bar.
The Centre was renovated with Sport England and other grants in 2004. It has a large hall, kitchen and full disabled access. In addition there are changing rooms and showers for the village football teams and a bar run as a Social Club. It is run by a voluntary committee with the clubs that are regular users represented on the committee.
The Social Club supports a variety of sporting, youth and other community services. It operates a bar and sells refreshments for football matches and at other specific events. Although the Social Club is for members, at £5 per person per year, the Hall and the bar can be rented by other organisations by arrangement. Also the Social Club can put on a bar in the Village Hall for organisations obtaining a temporary licence if they do not have one of their own. Since the Social Club opened in late 2004 it has raised £8,000 for the Recreation Trust towards the upkeep of the Sport and Recreation Centre and Robinsons Close.
The charges for hiring the hall are:
Social functions – peak times up to 6 hours: £55
Social function – off peak up to 5 hours: £27.50
Meeting of represented club: £11 per session
Caution money for all private bookings: £100
To book or for more information, contact the Letting Agent Katie Rushworth on 01869 340196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org