The club has produced a master plan for the development of our Knock Playing Field site, using funding provided by the Solafields Community Scheme. We commissioned an architect (WA Spees, Architects) to develop a feasibility study and plans for pitch improvements and a new building housing a club training room/community facility. The outline plan for the site and the proposed building are as follows:
Throughout the summer of 2018 we delivered Stage 1 of the development plan for our Knock Playing Field site. Work is now complete and we unveiled our improved facilities during September 2018 for the new season. This stage of the development received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. Match funding of 20% of the cost has been provided through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). This is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. We are grateful for the support of Potters Landfill for our LCF funding.
We are currently developing funding bids for Stage 2 of the phased development of the site.
We are keen to receive any ideas about how our improved facilities could be used by, or in partnership with, the wider community; not just for football but any other activities that may contribute to local wellbeing and social cohesion. We have representatives from the Community Council (Thomas Bevan) and our County Councillor (David Howlett) on our Development Steering Group. Please contact Thomas, David or any trustees if you wish to put forward any ideas for consideration.
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