Projects

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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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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A Home Fixture at Brentwood

One of the joys/hassles of working as consultants is that we  travel to many different parts of the country.  So it’s a rare event when we work locally.  Last year Tony led our strategy work for Bedford where he lives and this year Jim is leading on a Open Space and Sport Assessment for Brentwood Borough Council.  He can walk to meetings in the town hall! We’ve been commissioned...

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Waveney Playing Pitch Assessment

We have been working during the summer in Waveney, the most easterly local authority area in England.  This area includes the rural towns of Beccles and Bungay, the attractive seaside town of Southwold and the main settlement of Lowestoft. We’ve been commissioned to carry out a playing pitch assessment using the new Sport England methodology which replaces “Towards a Level Playing...

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Wycombe District Council – Playing Pitch Strategy

We are delighted to announce that Wycombe District Council have appointed us to prepare a new playing pitch strategy for the district.  The project will run from September through to the end of the year and will follow the new Sport England methodology for Cricket, Football, Hockey and Rugby. One of our key tasks will be to ensure integration of the strategy with the Council’s Sports Facility...

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Shinfield Parish Council

We have just finished a highly enjoyable project for Shinfield Parish Council in Berkshire.   Working with the Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council we completed an open space, sport facilities and playing pitch needs analysis for an area known as the South of the M4 Strategic Development Location. The project involved:  – Reviewing, in the context of Shinfield parish, a 2012...

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More Funding Success – Hutton Cricket Club

We are delighted to announce more PLC funding success.  Hutton Cricket Club in Essex are the happy recipients of the maximum grant of £50,000 from Sport England’s “Inspired Facilities” fund.   This fund was set up to ensure a long lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  This money will be used to upgrade the club’s changing facilities with...

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Sport in Bristol

Bristol City Council have just (February 2013) appointed us to advise them on the development of sports facilities in the city.  Their commission is in two parts – a built facilities strategy and a playing pitch strategy both of which will feed into a wider Strategy for Sport across the City.  We are delighted to have won this assignment in open competition against our rivals in the...

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