SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL/SPORTS PAVILION WORKING GROUP REPORT

REPORT OF MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER 2006, 20:15 TO 20:55

PRESENT: Cllr Mrs V Wright (SPC Chairman, in the Chair), Cllr A Rand (SPC Vice-Chairman), Cllr P Martin (Parish Council representative on Sports Association Committee), Mr D Mitchell and Mr John Noonan (Sports Association), Mrs J Mitchell (Sports Association Secretary). Mrs P Raymond (Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, Sedlescombe Parish Council)

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1. APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE was received from Paul White (Sports Association).

2. REPORT BY MRS J MITCHELL. Mrs Mitchell reported that she and John Cornford had met with an officer of the Football Foundation regarding funding for the replacement pavilion. This is now very urgent. The Senior Football Club is only allowed to play at the field until the end of the current season because of the inadequate facilities.

The application for funding should come from the Junior Football Club. Unfortunately, the Foundation must have the Development Plan in their own format which will require considerable additional work for the Sports Assocation. A Five-year Project Management Plan has to be produced as well as a Marketing Plan to include advertising in schools and a Health & Safety Plan. The encouragement of girls' football teams is important; thanks to John Noonan, an under-13s girls' team will enter the League in January. The maximum amount of grant from the Football Foundation will be 50% of the total cost. The application should be submitted by February and it will take six months before the result is announced.

Other work:

3. New entrance. The Clerk reported that the Parish Council had paid for the work recently completed at the entrance next to the pavilion out of the Parish Council Sportsfield Fund.