ceremony held for new East Huntspill Sports Pavilion
turf-cutting ceremony has been held in East Huntspill to mark
the start of construction of the village's new sports pavilion.
18 months of hard work by the Sports Pavilion Committee, and with
the village having waited almost 60 years for the new facilities,
the ceremony was held to mark the start of building work.
ceremony was led by Guy Atkins, Managing Director of East Huntspill's
Jo Bird and Company who, at a very early stage, made a very generous
donation to get the project underway.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Like everyone else, we were enthralled
by the wonderful Olympic Games which brought about a renewed enthusiasm
for all kinds of sports, as well as community spirit and friendship.
It is vital that this opportunity to encourage people to take
up a sport is not lost."
new Sports Pavilion will ensure that the much talked about Olympic
legacy will be a greater opportunity for more people to get involved
in sporting activities."
as a company are delighted to be able to give something back to
the local community and hope that it will help East Huntspill
fulfill the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship."
project's Chairmn, Roy Stenning, added: "This is a Community
Project with finance, donations and practical help committed from
the village and surrounding area."
is, of course, not the end and there is still a need for finance,
practical help and donations of material; the aim is to have basic
changing facilities available for the football season and the
whole building available for a wide range of sports, especially
for young people, in the spring."
help the project contact Mr Stenning on 01278 783798.
Roy Stenning and sponsor Guy Atkins cut the symbolic first turf
of the building watched by committee members and residents and,
above, Guy Atkins and Roy Stenning with the sponsors' cheque for
£4,000, plus members of the committee. Pics: Mike Lang