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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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