funding windfall for Burnham-On-Sea
Cricket Club is celebrating this week after receiving a huge £32,000
windfall which will enable it to go ahead with a major new project.
club, which is based at Burnham's BASC Ground, has been awarded
the cash by Sedgemoor District Council from a fund of property
money will be used to build a new £40,000 practice area
on the playing fields at the BASC Ground which the club hopes
will attract more players of all ages.
Andy Birkett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted with
the news. We'll now be able to go ahead with work to install a
triple-lane cricket nets area with an artificial surface that
will be allow practice even when games are underway."
is a real boost for the club and I hope we can get the new facilities
installed by early summer."
applied for the funding last May and agreed to put in over £6,000
from our funds."
The club has received a total of £32,229.12 of RLT3 funding,
which originates from contributions from developers towards outdoor
sports facilities to offset the building of new homes in the area.
The application received the backing of Sedgemoor District Council,
the Coastal Cluster group and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.
Cricket Club is one of the longest-running organisations in the
town, with a 152-year-old history. Its 150th anniversary in 2011
was featured here.
Burnham Cricket Club members are celebrating the £32,000
funding injection (photos: Mike Lang / Burnham-On-Sea.com)