New drainage system for Ribble Valley school and football club

Lancashire Telegraph: BOOST St Augustine’s headteacher Anthony McNamara cuts the ribbon watched by council, club and LFA officials BOOST St Augustine’s headteacher Anthony McNamara cuts the ribbon watched by council, club and LFA officials

A RIBBLE Valley school and football club has officially opened new football pitches following a £200,000 revamp.

St Augustine’s High School and Wilpshire Wanderers Foot-ball Club received local and county council support as well as Football Foundation funding to install a new drainage system at pitches at the Billington school.

Representatives from the school, club, Ribble Valley Council, Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Football Association attended a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday to mark their official opening.

“There was a lack of suitable top class playing fields in the Ribble Valley area and we set up a bid team to try and secure funding to install a completely new drainage system,” said Phil Hartley a member of the bid team.

“The community partner from was with Wilpshire Wand-erers who have been very active in the process from the outset.”

The successful bid included £130,000 from the Football Foundation, £69,000 from Lanc-ashire Council Council and a further £5,000 from Ribble Valley Council plus additional funding from the school and club.

The site, on playing fields at St Augustine’s High School, now boasts two full size pitches, one dual rugby/football pitch, two 9x9 pitches, two mini soccer pitches plus training grid areas.

Hartley added: “The LFA have also been a key partner and they offered us superb technical advice and without whom we would not have put together a successful bid.”

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5:56pm Tue 8 Feb 11

dogsblox says...

The successful bid included £130,000 from the Football Foundation, £69,000 from Lanc-ashire Council Council and a further £5,000 from Ribble Valley Council plus additional funding from the school and club.

Hold on a minute how can LCC and RVBC give the amounts of money they have given,when the workers at both councils have been on a pay freeze for 2yrs they have had they're budgets cut and are having to make staff redundant just to survive this year never mind next year.
Just about sums up the clowns in charge.
security word "soft-land" maybe they know something we dont.
The successful bid included £130,000 from the Football Foundation, £69,000 from Lanc-ashire Council Council and a further £5,000 from Ribble Valley Council plus additional funding from the school and club. Hold on a minute how can LCC and RVBC give the amounts of money they have given,when the workers at both councils have been on a pay freeze for 2yrs they have had they're budgets cut and are having to make staff redundant just to survive this year never mind next year. Just about sums up the clowns in charge. security word "soft-land" maybe they know something we dont. dogsblox

6:33pm Tue 8 Feb 11

Roadblock says...

What a disgrace it is for LCC and R.V council to give money away.
Drainage costs £12 per metre to be dug, piped and stoned at 5m spacings by most sportsturf contractors, £130,000 off the Football Foundation was enough for them.
How many of the Tory councillors children play for the football teams who play at this venue?
What a disgrace it is for LCC and R.V council to give money away. Drainage costs £12 per metre to be dug, piped and stoned at 5m spacings by most sportsturf contractors, £130,000 off the Football Foundation was enough for them. How many of the Tory councillors children play for the football teams who play at this venue? Roadblock

6:56pm Tue 8 Feb 11

Billy Smart says...

Far too many snouts in the trough dogsblox it is the age old problem , not much left for those doing a shift .
Far too many snouts in the trough dogsblox it is the age old problem , not much left for those doing a shift . Billy Smart

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