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Dartford Rugby Community Space Project!!

Funded on Spacehive 30 June 2021 Delivered 19 August 2022

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Dartford Rugby Community Space Project!!

Dartford Rugby Community Space Project!!

Dartford Valley Community Rugby Club By Dartford Valley Community Rugby Club

The creation of the 'Valley Community Space' at Dartford Community Rugby Club. We have an identified space to create an external, socially-distanced, community area for eating, socialising & playing.

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This project was funded on 30 Jun 2021!

The 'Valley Community Space' at Dartford Community Rugby Club will provide a much needed external space at our club for community & club events and general use. The space itself will merge into the existing site layout seamlessly and will include seating, play, grill and eating areas. Our ever expanding community club requires an external space that encourages social distancing, but keeps people connected and our precious community spirit alive & kicking. Lastly, we will incorporate a small 'Valley Remembrance Garden' for the club members we lost during the Covid pandemic - including olive trees and benches dedicated to the people we lost, but also for use in the future for remembrance Sunday and other commemorative dates.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build a large grill / BBQ area for community events incorporating storage space
  • Build an outside seating area for community socialising
  • Create a remembrance garden for club members lost during Covid pandemic
  • Build a play area for our youngest community members
  • Build the foundations & drainage for the whole area
  • Build an outside food & drink serving area for the community space
  • Install lighting & signage for the whole area
  • Build an oval seating area for evening socialising

Why it's a great idea:

The benefits of providing a purpose-built community space at our facility are wide ranging: - Socialising - it has never been more important to be able to be together and spend quality time together - Socially-distanced interaction - Using external space to encourage safe social interaction - Play - providing a small, safe space as part of the project for our youngest community members to play while mum & dad enjoy some 'downtime' - Remembrance - Using a small part of the space to remember people we have lost and encourage reflection on those who have sacrificed for us. - 'More than just the rugby' - Community - a space like this brings people together - it is what out club is all about. - Fun - a space for laughter, enjoyment and memories - we need that now more than ever.

Steps to get it done:

  • Final Design & planning permission from council
  • Soil clearance to formation level and preparation for drainage
  • Supply & lay sub-base & concrete edging to perimeter
  • Supply & lay Grey & black block boundaries and grey/black/red tarmac and white gravel areas areas
  • Supply & Build timber planters & permanent (Gabion style) and moveable (freestanding) benches
  • Supply and fill planters with low-level, evergreen plants & bark
  • Supply and landscape 'Valley remembrance garden' - trees, benches, gravel, commerorative plaques
  • Supply and lay concrete base for Food/Grill & BBQ area with water/power (existing supply at edge of area)
  • Build Food & BBQ/Grill area (converted secure shipping containers, clad & extended)
  • Supply & place Eating tables & seating
  • Supply & fit rubber surface to playground area
  • Supply & fitly equipment to playground area
  • Supply & fit fencing & gate to small children play area
  • Supply & Fit Lighting, Signage, Recycling Bins and Sanitising stations

Promote Activity & leisure - Very much so! A happy space with smiles & laughter. Boost the economy - this project will provide much needed external space and will also be revenue generating for the club.

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About the space

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Dartford Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £82,331

Sub-base (150mm x 1100m2) - £11,000 (13%)
Food & drink Hut Construction (modified container) - £7,995 (10%)
Excavate soil to formation level (370m3) - £5,550 (7%)
BBQ/Grill Construction - £5,500 (7%)
Drainage prep & supply - £5,000 (6%)
'Valley Remembrance Garden' - Olive trees / Benches / Signage - £4,750 (6%)
Timber planters - 100m - £4,000 (5%)
Tables & chairs x 12 sets (4 chairs+table) - £3,600 (4%)
Play area equipment - £3,500 (4%)
Keyblock paving - Red/Grey/Black - 100m2 - £3,000 (4%)
Other - £28,436 (35%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Sub-base (150mm x 1100m2)
Food & drink Hut Construction (modified container)
Excavate soil to formation level (370m3)
BBQ/Grill Construction
Drainage prep & supply
'Valley Remembrance Garden' - Olive trees / Benches / Signage
Timber planters - 100m
Tables & chairs x 12 sets (4 chairs+table)
Play area equipment
Keyblock paving - Red/Grey/Black - 100m2
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Finishings & snagging
  • Play area rubber surface (100m2)
  • Play Area perimeter fence & Gate
  • BBQ/Grill Metalwork
  • Labour
  • Labour
  • Perimeter Concrete edging (100m)
  • Planter fill & plants
  • 4 x Benches
  • Labour
  • Labour
  • Signage, Lighting, Recycling Bins
  • Food & drink Hut concrete base
  • BBQ/Grill Concrete Base
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees
  • Labour
  • Planning, design & Project Management
  • Food & drink Hut Water & Electric Supply


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Higher quality and more extensive play area equipment
  • More lighting for the whole area
  • Higher specification grill & BBQ area

Total £82,331

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