Posted 3 weeks ago (18/11) by Theresa Goss
What Stage is the Project at now?
The development of the new facilities on the Milton Road has 4 stages:
Currently the project is completing Stage 1 and has moved into Stage 2.
Preparation of the pitch area was intended to begin at the start of October but this has been delayed by the large amount of rainfall in late Sept/early October. This will begin as soon as the soil conditions allow.
The Application for the building and associated works has been lodged with Cherwell District Council (CDC) and can be seen on their planning website. Publicity boards showing the site layout and the internal plan for the building, together with visual depictions of what the building will look like can be seen in Adderbury library and on display at Working for Adderbury Community (WFAC) events.
The details have been revised following comments from the WFAC team and residents at consultation, especially the size and position of the building. The application has received a very positive response from CDC.
What will happen in the near future?
WFAC will be applying for large grants to cover the cost of the building work. This stage can only go forward when enough funds have been committed to the project by grant awarding bodies.
WFAC are also organising fund raising events. The team are working hard to make the forthcoming Ball on November 9th a wonderful event for the second year running and there will be a special Christmas Aunt Agatha’s tea on December 8th. All the Aunt Agatha teas have been a great success especially last year’s Christmas one. So book your place as soon as possible.
Which Groups are interested in using the Facility?
The Parish Council and WFAC have always intended this to be a facility for all the Community and all ages with many activities.
A wide variety of groups have said they’d like to use the building, sports pitches and Muga. User feedback from 2 surveys conducted in 2018/19, indicates a strong level of interest and provisional commitment from key user groups.
These include Christopher Rawlins School, Adderbury Angels Netball group, Sharpe and Blunt Morris dancers, Adderbury Park Football club, Voices through Time, Adderbury Theatre Workshop, the Parish Council, Adderbury Table Tennis club, junior badminton club and Mini-tennis coaching club.
What about the Lucy Plackett Playing Field?
We have not forgotten this important area for leisure in the village. Part of the overall plan for new facilities in Adderbury is to improve those at the LPPF.
The WFAC have been considering some ideas for this but would welcome any input and suggestions from residents.