Jim Lynch

Elmbridge Revisited

Back in 2013 we worked with Elmbridge Borough Council to refresh their playing pitch strategy.   This lead to a number of improved and developed facilities including the new football hub at the XCel Leisure Centre in  Walton on Thames.  They’ve now appointed us to produce an updated strategy to guide provision over the coming years. Elmbridge is one of the most attractive places in the...

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Shepway Sports Facilities Strategy

We are currently working with Shepway District Council in southeast Kent on a sports facilities strategy linked to their Local Plan. Shepway includes Folkestone, Hythe and Lydd and boasts some of the highest quality landscapes in the country. These range from the English Channel coast to the North Kent Downs and the sparsh beauty of Romney Marshes. We are advising on provision of both indoor and...

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Return Fixture 3 – Harlow Sports Strategy

Harlow in Essex has historically been at the forefront of leisure provision.  Way back in 1964 they built the first ever sports centre which was managed by George Torkildsen, the first ever recreation manager. George helped set up the Harlow Sports Trust which owned and operated the centre. In 2003 we worked with our friends at Nortoft on a sports, play and open spaces assessment for Harlow in...

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Return Fixture 2 – Newham Pitch Strategy

Back in 2014 we drafted a cricket facilities strategy for the London Borough of Newham.  We worked with Newham Council, the England and Wales Cricket Board and Essex County Cricket Board.  the project is regarded as an example of best practice by the ECB and has lead to real improvements on the ground. We’ve now been asked to work again with the council on a wider strategy looking at all...

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Return Fixture 1 – Waverley Playing Pitch Strategy

It’s always gratifying when a client asks us back. So we are pleased to be working on a review of Waverley Borough Council’s playing pitch strategy – we completed the original strategy back in 2012.  One of the joys of this study was the variety of good, solid, old fashioned cricket pavilions across the area. The current project will follow the newer (2013) Sport England...

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