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Tennis & Netball courts
« Posted: 13 Jun 2014, 19:33:35 »
We have submitted some funding applications for building some Tennis / Netball courts at Kings Cliffe Active, but need to really identify the NEED or WANT for this development.

So, a Facebook campaign proposed.  Maybe a petition to be started?  Can the Parish Council confirm their support for this development as a priority development over all other developments (eg village field).  Hopefully the Village Plan will be published soon to confirm local interest.

We are looking to establish Clubs in the two sports, but also plenty of pay and play opportunities for families, groups of friends, children and young people coaching opportunities - not just for people in all the right gear.

Please share your thoughts?

Thanks

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« Reply #1 Posted: 14 Jun 2014, 11:22:21 »
I believe when a “need and want” is identified and the associations of both Sports show they are willing to support the ventures financially, as the Football association did in the building of the pavilion and work on the pitches, then maybe other funders will be very willing to help.
 
I cannot speak for the Parish Council but I would suggest most residents of Kings Cliffe would like to see any funding made available to the PC allocated to help bring the Village Field into public use. It is the responsibility of the PC to maintain this land and ensure that it is safe for everyone to enjoy.

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« Reply #2 Posted: 14 Jun 2014, 11:46:15 »
Village Field - use for what? 

Cricket Club have moved out of KC.

Need for Tennis & Netball courts has been identified as a priority in the Village Plan, but we need to strengthen our 'evidence' because of competition for funds.  Little, almost no comment on Village Field in Village Plan consultation.

Lawn Tennis Association funding is only available for tennis only facilities.  Netball Association don't have the money that Football Association does.

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« Reply #3 Posted: 14 Jun 2014, 13:20:33 »
I am sure when the field is made fit for purpose the cricket Club would move back to Kings Cliffe,in any case that is not the point the field is for the whole community.

How can you comment on the Village Plan it has not been circulated yet.

How much is needed for the Tennis and Netball facilities?

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« Reply #4 Posted: 15 Jun 2014, 08:40:22 »
Not speaking for the PC (individual councillors can't do that) but it seems to me that the Village field should be viewed as being complementary to KCA not in competition with it. As mgd noted, the PC do have a duty to bring this benefit of the 'Sovereign Grange' Section 106 agreement into use for the whole village.


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« Reply #5 Posted: 28 Aug 2014, 16:12:14 »
YOUR SUPPORT WANTED . . . please!

Kings Cliffe Active is making funding applications to secure funds for the building of 2 x Netball Courts / 3 x Tennis Courts, floodlit and fenced at the site off Kingsmead/Station Road. The facilities and activities will be available for adults and children and young people on a recreational pay-and-play basis but we also aim to establish a regular Netball group, and the re-establishment of the Kings Cliffe Tennis Club.

 These proposed facilities have been identified as a priority in the Kings Cliffe Village Plan, supported by Kings Cliffe Parish Council, but to secure the funds we are applying for (approximately £125 000) we need to be really clear about the need for the facilities, and local support, hence this petition.

 Please look out for and sign the Petition (which asks the questions below) if you support these proposals.

 Name
 First line of address
 PLEASE TICK - Support the building of these facilities
 PLEASE TICK - Interested in playing Tennis
 PLEASE TICK - Interested in playing Netball
 Please include your email address if you would like to receive updates on what’s happening at Kings Cliffe Active*

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« Reply #6 Posted: 29 Aug 2014, 23:18:10 »
From what I have gleaned from this topic (and the village plan) not only are more sports facilities being suggested for the Kings Cliffe Active site but the 'village field' may also be used for sport.  Are there any suggestions that would include the many people who are not interested in sporting activities?  What about some more allotments?  A community farm growing fruit and vegetables for the benefit of the village?

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« Reply #7 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 07:30:54 »
The Village Field is 'informal open space' and dedicating parts of it to allotments or a village farm doesn't really fit that remit.

Kings Cliffe Transition are probably the people to tackle about the community farm idea. They did a super job of creating an orchard behind the Endowed School - shame it's all going to be lost when that site's sold off in the next year or two :(

If it's any use here's a link to a map showing the PC's land assets.  Has anyone ever thought of making use of the 'Hills & Hollows pit' area?

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« Reply #8 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 09:57:54 »
Thanks for the reply Russell.  Yes, that is a shame re the orchard - development (and sport) seem to take precedent.

I might try and contact the KC Transition people or the parish council with the Hills and Holes idea - just thought some sort of community project would be good and if there is a possible site......

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« Reply #9 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 10:31:21 »
Yup - do contact Transition. As with all these things; someone with a passion for the project needs to stick their hand up, take a lead and 'make it happen'.

If Transition, or any other group, came to the PC with a sensible proposal that brought PC assets into better use; I'm sure we'd give it an enthusiastic reception.

Normal Caveat: I'm A Parish Councillor and can't speak on behalf of the PC. This is my personal opinion blah blah blah :)

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« Reply #10 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 12:40:41 »
So the Parish Council 'plan' for the Village Field is just an informal open space.  Does that mean space for dog walkers, horse riders, or is work intended to make it possible to run around on - playing sporty things or flying a kite - without risking breaking an ankle?

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« Reply #11 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 12:50:05 »
auvergne63

There's plenty in the Village Plan for non-sporty people, including activities on the Kings Cliffe Active site which is not just about sport - it's available for general leisure, recreation, physical activity - young people's Our Space area, the childrens play area, walking, informal kick about on the grass pitches, picnics.  Whilst the pavilion room is used for childrens parties, wedding celebrations, Heritage and Gardening, Old Blokes groups.  Dance activities.

Maybe we could run some adult education classes which was something that had a little bit of interest in the Village Plan - using the outdoor space or the room - eg photography.

It's just that posts from me will likely be about sport since I very actively involved in it!

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« Reply #12 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 17:46:14 »
The parish own both the Sports and community Center , which is run by a committee on a long lease and the Village Field which the Parish Council wish to remain in their remit so that it can be used as an informal open space. With that in mind anyone who cares to read the Parish Council minutes, would know that the PC has applied for a grant to make the Village Field much more user friendly. If we are successful we will be fencing the field, hard surfacing an area for cars, installing gates, draining and reseeding the field, making the chance of breaking an ankle much less of a possibility.

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« Reply #13 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 18:20:05 »
Thanks for the greater information on the plans for the Village Field than provided by the Parish Council minutes which are rather vague.

June meeting
14/040 Village Field : Update
Councillors Brown and Day have obtained quotes for the work required to bring the Village Field
into use. ENC have stated that we have come through Phase 1 of the CCF Grants process and will
be informed that we wish to proceed to Stage 2. The main areas which need improvement are:-
Land drainage, fencing, parking areas and an improved entrance to the field.

July meeting
14/065 : Village Field : Update
Councillor Brown has a draft of the ideas and the necessary quotes to complete Phase 2 of the
process for obtaining a grant. He will complete the forms which need to be at ENC by 12
noon on 21st July 2014.

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Re: Tennis & Netball courts
« Reply #14 Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 18:43:05 »
My view on the village field would be definitely as an informal space - like a village park - for picnics, kids kicking a ball, maybe the odd kite and just chillin'. Opportunity to check out the bugs in the hedges and  maybe we could dig a pond as well?

Let's not turn the field into another structured sports zone - it's definitely complementary to KCA - not competition.
And no - not everyone in 'cliffe wants to 'play sport'!
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