Stage 1 Ground Improvement Scheme Completion


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We are delighted to announce the completion of work on the first stage of our Ground Development Project for our Knock Field site. Over the summer of 2018 we completed the following work;

Improved surface water drainage
Improved access from the highway
Improved car parking
Improved (extended) football pitches
Improved security (entrance gates)
Coach/player shelters/enclosures
Spectator terrace seating
Secure fuel/chemical storage
Improved (3 phase) power supply
Septic tank and drainage field
New ball stop nets

We also purchased a new tractor and mower to maintain the site. 

This project 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 was provided through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). This is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling landfill operators 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 local landfill operator, Potters Waste Management for our LCF funding.

These improvements have enabled us to move on to planning and fundraising for Stage 2 of our programme. Completion of the scheme has also helped us in the short term to increase recruitment of young footballers and increase spectator attendance. The improved facilities have improved the capability of the club to host football festivals, disability football and Pembrokeshire league cup games as a neutral venue, as well as continuing to host other community events. 

The formal opening ceremony took place on Saturday 29th September 2018 when Roger Wood, Chairman of the West Wales Football Association cut the tape to open the improved facilities along with invited guests from funders, sponsors, contractors, club trustees, members and volunteers. 

The club wishes to than the following contractors who were involved in the scheme:

W.A Spees Architects                        Feasibility study and planning application
M W Surveys                                     Site level surveys
Roger Casey Associates                   Detailed design work
Pembroke Design Ltd                        QS and Manging Surveyor services

G.D Harries                                        Main civil engineering contractor
Total Building Control                         Building regulations services
Tamstar Ltd                                        Supply of coach shelters
TJB Electricals                                   Electrical services

Alphafence                                         Supplier and installer of ball stop nets

J.E. Lawrence                                    Supplier of tractor and mower
AIRLENSE                                         Aerial photography

 We are also grateful to the following advisors and project supporters

WCVS (Social investment Cymru)
Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services
Steering Committee members (Cllr David Holwett; Community Cllr Tom Bevan and PCC Sports Development Officer Angela Miles).