Memorial Playing Field Improvements
Plans are being drawn up in
Hethersett to improve facilities on the Memorial Playing Field.
The Hethersett Memorial
Playing Field Committee is working with local sports groups and other
organisations to provide better changing facilities, community rooms, new play
equipment and improved access.
A number of previous attempts
have been made to upgrade the inadequate facilities on the field which plays
host to Hethersett Athletic Football Club, Hethersett Bowls Club and
Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club.
“We are determined to
improve the facilities and there is a determination from all the groups to
work together to achieve this. We have made great strides forward already and
this time we are determined to see the projects through to the benefit of the
whole Hethersett community,” said chairman of the playing field committee
Plans are being drawn up to
build a new changing facility and turn the existing building into a meeting
room with kitchen facilities. The group is also looking into obtaining grants
to replace and add to existing play equipment to make it suitable for all ages
from toddlers to teenagers.
The group has already
overseen the lopping of trees along the roadside and carried out drainage and
improvement work to the existing football pitches.
It has received a £5,000
grant from Grass Roots to provide a path from the Woodcote Sheltered Housing
complex to Ketts Close to give residents easier access to the village centre.
The playing field committee
works under the auspices of Hethersett Parish Council and is working closely
with the football, cycle speedway and bowls club and is also looking to obtain
residents’ views. The plans are also supported by South Norfolk District
Councillor David Bills who represents the village:
“We will be consulting with the community every step of the way and are looking forward to providing facilities that can be used by the whole community,” he said.