Villagers back Congresbury Recreational Club rebuild project

Site plans for Congresbury Recreational Club and the areas surrounding the King George V Playing Fie

Site plans for Congresbury Recreational Club and the areas surrounding the King George V Playing Fields. - Credit: Stride Treglown

The project to rebuild Congresbury’s Recreational Club has received the backing of more than 87 per cent of those who took part in an online survey.

“This is extremely encouraging and just the sort of support we hoped to get,” said Les Owen who is leading Project Construct, the name given to the plans to redevelop the Recreational Club with additional changing rooms for the cricket and tennis clubs.

Almost one-fifth of respondents indicated that they would be prepared to help or get involved as a trustee or join the Rec Club committee. A further 29 per cent said they would consider making a financial contribution.

“If anyone who wants to get more involved could contact us sooner rather than later we would really appreciate it,” said Owen.

You can get in touch by emailing newrecclub@gmail.com or by speaking to any cricket, tennis, football or Rec Club committee member.


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Another 74 per cent of those surveyed said they would be more likely to use the new facilities more often, while 60 per cent said they would be interested in making use of hiring the club for private functions.

Almost half of those who took part in the survey said they would be interested in keep-fit activities such as aerobics, pilates or dancing being included in the redevelopment plans and almost 40 per cent said the availability of meeting rooms would be useful for organisations they belong to.

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Meanwhile, talks with various sporting organisations which could provide grants towards the cost of the project continue, explained Owen.

“We should be able to provide further updates on the project including costs and more detailed architect’s plans in early summer,” he said.

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