August, 2012

Jim Lynch on the Olympics

Jim Lynch on the Olympics

As I write it’s three days before the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games and a couple of weeks before the Paralympics. The sun is shining at last and we are third in the medal table. I’ve been to Wembley, Earls Court and the Olympic Park and watched more TV hours than I can count. Tony’s been off working as a volunteer and we have had house guests from this country and abroad....

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Medway Council – Outdoor Sports Facilities Study

Medway Council – Outdoor Sports Facilities Study

Back in the 1980s Jim Lynch worked for Gillingham Council and lived in Rochester.  Both have now been absorbed into the north Kent unitary authority of Medway Council.  So it was good for Jim to go back to see some of his old haunts when we were appointed to conduct an outdoor sports study for Medway. Back then, the Medway towns were suffering a severe economic downturn following the closure of...

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Waverley Borough Council – Pitch Assessment

Waverley Borough Council – Pitch Assessment

We were appointed in early summer to carry out a playing pitch assessment for Waverley Borough Council in Surrey.  This was linked to the development of their local Core Strategy and is intended to set local standards for provision and guide their calculation of Planning Infrastructure Charges.  As ever, we followed Sport England’s guidance “Towards a Level Playing...

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Tony Ploszajski – Gamesmaker

Tony Ploszajski – Gamesmaker

Tony has had a memorable couple of weeks working as a volunteer at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  A gamesmaker.  He’s been driving round London enjoying the freedom of the Olympic lanes to ferry members of the Olympic Family to various destinations around the capital. Overseas visitors have been highly complimentary about the Games and there welcome from us Brits.  One of Tony’s...

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Playing Fields in Epping Forest

Playing Fields in Epping Forest

We’ve been very busy in recent weeks working on a number of playing field assessments.  One of these was at Epping Forest district in south east Essex, notable for including a number of Olympic training venues.  One of these was at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club where they had installed two, new, water-based hockey pitches of an identical colout to those in the Olympic Park.  Royal Blue...

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