Projects

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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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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South East Lincolnshire Sports & Open Space Assessment

South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee We have just been appointed by a consortium comprising Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council, to undertake a sports facilities and open space assessment for the area covered by the two local authorities. We will be conducting an extensive consultation programme to establish local needs, then an audit of provision...

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Biddenham International School and Sports College

Biddenham International School and Sports College We are assisting the college and its partner Queen’s Park Youth Cricket to develop a funding application to Sport England under its ‘Inspired Facilities’ programme and the England and Wales Cricket Board, for a new pavilion for use by the college and club. The College draws most of its students from a deprived area of west...

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