OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE TRYSULL & SEISDON SPORTS PAVILION

SATURDAY JUNE 11TH 2005

The new look updated Trysull & Seisdon Sports Pavilion was officially re-opened on Saturday 11th June 2005 with a commemorative cricket match between Trysull Cricket Club and Tiverton Cricket Club (of Shropshire).  

The event was very well attended, including representatives from The Onyx Environmental Trust, South Staffs District Council and Parish Councillors.  Afternoon tea was served to guests.

The new look pavilion on the playing fields in Woodford Lane has been completely refurbished with eight new showers, a new changing room and shower facilities for referees and umpires.  The improvements which cost £22,000 were funded by a grant of £14,500 from The Onyx Environmental Trust through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.  Local sports teams, businesses and The Parish Council donating the remainder of the money needed.

Mr John Tonkinson, Project Co-ordinator and Parish Councillor, thanked everyone who had contributed to making the project a success.  He particularly thanked:-  Mr Ricky Jefferey representing The Onyx Environmental Trust for their generous grant; Mr Arthur Patrick representing Trysull Tigers Football Club and Trysull Cricket Club; Mr Joe Harper for his valiant efforts acting as Agent, Foreman, Painter and Labourer on the project; Jenny & Geoff Clinton for keeping the pavilion clean and tidy during the extensive building works.  A plaque is to be put up in the pavilion as a permanent thank you to all who contributed towards the scheme.

Mr Tonkinson closed the proceedings by saying that the people in the parish are very proud of the pavilion and playing fields, which are the jewel in the parish crown.  He said that we are indebted to Ted Bolland and his father and John Salmon who had the foresight to create the playing fields of which we are now custodians and it is our duty to maintain them for future generations.

Mrs Corrine Lowe, Chair of the Parish Council, echoed Mr Tonkinsonís comments saying how fortunate we all are to have such facilities in a small parish which are also extensively used by grown-ups and children from surrounding areas.  Mrs Lowe confirmed that the Parish Council are committed to maintaining the pavilion and playing fields for future generations.

 

 

 

 

 

above: Official Opening of the new look Trysull & Seisdon Sports Pavilion following a £22,000 revamp

~  Saturday June 11th 2005  ~

Project Co-ordinator and Parish Councilor, John Tonkinson, pictured thanking Ricky Jeffrey of The Onyx Environmental Trust for their grant of £14,000

 

 

above:  Commemorative cricket match in progress

 

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