Parish Council funding for new bollards
After an exhaustive 18 months during which the Club has suffered three separate fly tipping events, numerous break ins and joy riding across the outfield, the Club is delighted to have now completed the installation of bollards along the lane end of the Calburn Cricket Field.
Our setting on the common poses a number of challenges and we’re grateful to the Parish Council and Effingham Village Recreational Trust (EVRT) for supporting our plans to restrict vehicular access to our ground. The club wishes to thank Ben Shaw and Adam Burlison for beginning this time consuming task and handling the initial negotiations with EVRT and the Parish Council and to Paul Stroud and Ross Risby for seeing the project reach its conclusion. We are, as always, very grateful for the cooperation and understanding showed by the lane residents and for their support in reaching a satisfactory outcome for all parties.
The new bollards not only tidy up the boundary edge and enhance the visual impact but also add a significantly level of security to our ground and (hopefully) make us less of a target for burglars! The bollards have been strategically placed to ensure we maintain plenty of lane parking for our popular Club nights on Friday evenings and access to the car parking area and outfield is now controlled via a number of drop-down bollards.
The Club is especially grateful to the Parish Council who funded 90% of this project with a number of last minute upgrades to the original scheme were financed from Club funds. This level of support from within the local community is enormously appreciated by Effingham Cricket Club.
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