Monday, 27 September 2021

Village to have new pavilion

THE sports pavilion in Hambleden is to be replaced.

THE sports pavilion in Hambleden is to be replaced.

The old building, which had served local football, tennis and cricket clubs for 40 years, has been demolished and the replacement should be completed by May.

Hambleden Sports and Social Club has contributed a third of the cost and has secured grants from Sport England as part of its Places People Play legacy programme run in partnership with the British Olympic Committee and the Biffa waste management landfill scheme, which was set up to support community projects and is managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

The Culden Faw Estate has contributed a quarter of the cost while donations have come from residents and Hambleden Parish Council.

The new pavilion will enable more sports activities on The Dene, a five-acre sports ground in the centre of the village, which was bequeathed to the club in 1959 by Lord and Lady Hambleden and their family for the specific enjoyment of sport in the valley.

For more information, call club chairman Pat Eldridge on (01491) 576067 or email pateldridge50@gmail.com

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