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17 November 2017

FISHBURN'S sports pavilion will undergo a major revamp as parish councillors gave the go-ahead for an overhaul of the existing building.

Parish councillors have concluded that building a new football facility from scratch is not feasible but the Council wants to begin work on a much-needed refurbishment of its dilapidated changing rooms at Fishburn's football pavilion off Butterwick Road, i.e. a proposed changing facility project, as well as drainage to the football pitches. 

The existing changing rooms will be redesigned and could include four changing rooms; male and female showers/toilets; disabled access; small kitchen; store rooms, and a separate room for officials/referee.

Cllr. Andrew Pearson, Chairman of Fishburn Parish Council, has said: “This is about turning a building which is a bit of an eyesore into something which is going to really benefit the community and improve the sports fields, along with all the other work which is under way."

The Parish Council believes in the power of sport to create cohesive communities, and parish councillors are working in partnership with stakeholders and volunteers to create an improved sports facility. It now depends more upon the grants to fund the project than upon the will to make it happen. It is very important that the people who will benefit most (young people) are involved in the design, development, and delivery of the project, which is more likely to be successful as a result of the energy and strengths that exist within the community.

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