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:
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:
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.
About the space
Dartford Borough Council
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hanks to the simply awesome support of our Club Membership, Local community residents, Council, Sponsors, Friends and Grant schemes, in 3 months we have again shocked a LOT of people by raising over £80,000 to fund another brilliant community project at Dartford Rugby!! The Dartford Valley Comm-Space will provide amazing community spaces for everyone to enjoy, including a kids play area, remembrance garden and various eating/drinking socialising spaces for 200+ people. This is community in action!! 16 hours to go ... £588 left to raise .. can you help us smash it over the line??