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Elworth Cricket Club has developed its on field playing facilities in recent years and is well regarded as a community sports facility. Participation has increased, especially for junior players and in particular girls cricket. Our aim now is to take the next logical step and rejuvenate the buildings infrastructure by refurbishing existing amenities. Our vision includes extending the clubroom. Currently we provide first class facilities for outdoor recreation but these high standards are not being matched by those of the building amenity. By refurbishing the amenities, in particular the toilets, kitchen and clubroom we will immediately address the demands from existing and potential users to make improvements. This will be a first step towards transforming the club. We are seeking to provide a facility that connects people, reaches the standards and matches the needs of existing and potential members and community groups to use for meetings, social activities and recreation.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We will provide new and improved facilities that will immediately be more attractive for the local community, offering availability all year round. We will encourage local residents, schools and businesses to make better use of the sports and social opportunities that will be available to them. The refurbishment will replace old and outdated sanitaryware and furniture with new items. New floorcoverings in all areas will improve the look and make cleaning and maintenance easier. This will create a more attractive and comfortable space for existing and potential users. We want to realise the full potential the club has to support the increased local housing base. There have been over 1,250 new homes over the last 10 years in Ettiley Heath, Elworth Farm, Abbeyfields and Booth Lane. The refurbishment is only the beginning of a new and exciting drive to transform the club into a first class community centre. One to join our sports facilities in improving physical and/or mental wellbeing.
Steps to get it done:
Members of the community volunteer their participation in the activities of the club through playing, social events, and the general management and maintenance of the facility. Volunteers support the administration and day to day maintenance of the ground and club facilities, and help with maintenance and operation of the clubroom. Our Junior cricket section is led by volunteer qualified coaches and key volunteer parents who regularly help with administration and coaching for junior cricket. Promotion of the project in local schools and community groups, on social media and via leaflet campaigns will generate additional community use. Taking a lead from survey comments, “I would like to offer my services”, “Willing to support those involved in welfare/safeguarding role”, we anticipate volunteers coming forward. We encourage student members to attend junior leadership courses and promote parent helper sessions as a way of developing the volunteer help available at the club.
About the space
Elworth Cricket Club is in the historic market town of Sandbach in rural Cheshire. Sandbach consists of distinct “villages” which retain their own identities. Elworth village to the West and Ettiley Heath to the South West, are our local communities. Elworth C of E Primary School and Sandbach train station are close to the cricket club in Elworth.
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The main contractors completed and handed over the refurbished clubhouse in April. Any major snagging items have also been completed and we have enjoyed use of the facilities during the current cricket season. There are still some soft furnishings and other improvements to complete before we can say the project is fully complete. These are likely to be undertaken once the cricket season has finished. The daily use of the cricket club currently makes it difficult to spend time on some of this. I think we can agree that the work undertaken already represents a vast improvement on the state of the clubhouse facilities previously. We are extremely grateful to all those organisations and individuals who have contributed towards making this transformation possible.
A very Happy New Year to you all. Despite delays in the availability of our chosen contractor and the requirement to raise some additional funds, we are delighted to announce that work on our project is now scheduled to commence on January 9th with completion expected in early April before the start of the cricket season. The work will see a complete re-fit of the club interior, with new toilets, a new kitchen, new flooring, new tables and chairs in the lounge, new lounge decoration, a new boiler, new electrics and the club painted throughout. It will provide members and the local community with an amazing new facility to enjoy for the 2023 Season and for years to come. Once again a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising throughout 2022.