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HONITON: Sports clubs set to cash in on funding

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Sports projects in Honiton are set to be handed a financial boost worth £50,000, after funding was made available by East Devon District Council to provide new facilities. Community groups and sports clubs were asked to come forward with their suggestions for how the money could be spent, and Honiton Town Council has now narrowed the initial list of ten proposals down to three. The proposed projects, which were due to be approved at the town council meeting last night (Monday), include: l a petanque court to be situated at Mountbatten Park Sports and Social Club, at a cost of £14,400; l a metal sports wall containing netball and basketball facilities at Allhallows playing field, at a cost of £15,000; l and a permanent safety barrier to be constructed around one of the rugby pitches, also at Allhallows – the club has requested £22,500. The proposals were due to be put to a public vote, but the total cost of the projects amounts to just under the £50,000 allocation, so all three are set to go ahead. Mayor of Honiton, Councillor David Foster, said: “Sports facilities is something that the town has lacked massively for some time, and has been identified by many different groups. “We are taking a step in the right direction in funding these projects and I am confident this will be a sign of things to come.” Over a period of six months, Honiton Town Council worked with the district authority to publicise the funding award, and encouraged community groups to offer their own ideas for where the money could be spent. Funding was made available through Section 106 planning agreements, and will now be put back into the community to pay for the suggested sports projects. The work to be carried out at Allhallows will help to bring the rugby club’s facilities up to league standards, and meet some of the safety requirements outlined by the Rugby Football Union ahead of the new season. Andy Canniford, treasurer at Honiton Rugby Club, said: “It is fantastic news for the club – for both the junior and senior sections. “The junior section is growing year on year and they bring a range of people down from the town. “The new barrier will enhance wheelchair and disabled access to the pitch, and help to professionalise the club in general. We have a five-year development plan with an ongoing project to develop the clubhouse, and this funding has given us a real boost.”

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