£100,000 grandstand is opened at Burnham-On-Sea Rugby Club
Rugby Club formally opened a new £100,000 grandstand at
its ground in the town on Saturday (February 28th).
The 114-seat covered grandstand has been built at the BASC ground
with the help of major grant funding from several partners.
£78,587 was received from Sedgemoor District Council's
RLT3 developer contributions fund, while Viridor Credits gave
£19,646 to the project, with the remainder of the £102,000
coming from the club itself.
Rugby Club President Michael O'Farrell and Burnham's MP Tessa
Munt cut a ribbon to officially open the grandstand, pictured
right, watched by club members and supporters. Michael thanked
all those who had helped to make the project a success.
Project Manager Neil McKen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am
very pleased to see the new all-weather grandstand open. It's
a big investment for our club that really improves the facilities
Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Peter Downing said the authority
is happy to have helped, adding: "We've been long-time backers
of the BASC Ground - we made the initial loan in 1975 to get it
started - and it's good to see it going from strength to strength."
Mayor Martin Cox told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am delighted
to see these new facilities open which will benefit . It's great
to see such a vibrant and well-supported club doing so well."
And MP Tessa Munt added: "I think this grandstand is absolutely
fantastic. The club has done a brilliant job with this local money.
Viridor are always so supportive of community projects like this."
Burnham Rugby Club President Michael O'Farrell unveiling a plaque
Young players from the club were presented with medals to mark
The plaque thanks the key stakeholders who helped the project