rugby club unveils £62,000 of ground improvements
Burnham-On-Sea's rugby club is set to make £62,000
of improvements to its ground with a brand new grandstand and
The club, based at the town's BASC Ground in Stoddens Road, has
been given council approval to install the new structures.
permission has been granted for an 80-seat purpose-built grandstand
costing £30,000 which will replace its temporary seating
next to the main pitch.
And the club has also just been awarded £25,000 of RTL3
community development funding towards its total £32,000
cost of installing new lighting next to two pitches.
Burnham Rugby Club Chairman Caine Harding told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It is fantastic news that these long-planned improvements
can go ahead."
"Our previous stand had been in place for over 20 years
and has needed replacing for some time, particularly as we now
regularly attract big crowds. The current temporary seating will
be replaced with a new brick-built grandstand."
Chairman Pete Lewis added: "The new flood-lighting will replace
the old lights next to the training pitch and will also be installed
next to our second team pitch, allowing the club's 160 youth members
to take part in evening training sessions over the winter months."
The club's first team is playing well in the Weston Counties
North Division this season, its highest-ever place. Burnham-On-Sea.com
here the club's lighting plans in 2010.
Pictured: Top, Rugby Club Chairman Caine Harding and Vice
Chairman Pete Lewis holding the plans for their new grandstand
which will replace the existing temporary seating. The old lighting
next to the training ground (centre) will be replaced with new