The Bardwell Playing Field Association has considerably improved its playing field and facilities through a number of donations including a substantial £5,000 contribution from community investment grants.
Since its formation in 2006 Bardwell Cricket Club has gone from strength to strength and now has a range of adult, including ladies, and children’s teams. Expanded facilities were therefore needed to cater for the number of teams wishing to train and play.
Bardwell Football Club was formed in 2014 as an offshoot of the Cricket Club and required space for additional football pitches. For these reasons the Association acquired and developed a hectare of land to add to the playing area, and secondly to provide an overflow car park.
Following months of hard work, the new facilities are now complete and look set to benefit young people locally. The grass on the ‘new’ land has also grown sufficiently to bring the area into full use and nearly 2,500 trees and hedging plants have sprung into life.
Peter Sanderson, committee member of the Bardwell Playing Field Association said “I would just like to thank Havebury once again for the significant contribution that the Neighbourhood Investment Panel grant has made to the project. Young people and adults will benefit from the project, especially teenagers who are progressing through the Cricket Club to more senior levels.”
The new playing field will be officially opened by Matthew Hancock MP on Saturday 6th June at 11am during a local cricket tournament to be played on the day.
If you have an idea for a community project or want to learn more about the Neighbourhood Investment Panel, please contact Havebury on 0300 3300 900.