This application is in respect of fitting out the kitchen and purchasing new furniture for the social area. The main user of the facility is Woolpit Cricket Club, who hold a 98year lease on the property.
The Pavilion has been used in the past by other local groups, for private hire for family occasions such as birthdays ,wakes and christenings, and we are looking to attract more users from the community whether they be linked to Cricket ,Sport , the Community or local business.
The club has obtained grants from other sources Sport England, ECB and Mid Suffolk DC. Also a considerable amount has been raised by fund raising.
The money raised to date has meant the extension has been built and you can see the finished article on the photographs attached.
The extension was much needed to accommodate the growth within club but it was also identified, a need within the village for another meeting area. To facilitate this we needed better catering facilities which included the larger kitchen area and the increase in the social area. This will enable more fund raising events to be hosted and encourage greater use by other community groups.
The enlarged social area has given us the extra room needed to deal with the anticipated increase numbers/usage that we are looking to attract. The extra space means we are able to cater for reasonably sized functions who wish to provide hot meals, and because of the location ,the Pavilion is in great demand by other village and Sports groups.
We are now in the process of fitting out the kitchen with white goods and need to purchase a suitable cooker and hot cupboard, that are of the correct catering standard. Also the dishwasher and fridges need to be replaced.
In the Social area the bar furniture which is tired and worn and is also in need of replacing, also extra tables will need to be purchased.
The total cost of purchasing the goods for the kitchen and social area is approximately £5,000, hence the appliacation for £2500. The other £2500 will hopefully be made up from funds raised by the club and by a grant from the Parish Council.
Mains gas does not extend to the Playing field so we have installed a Calor gas tank and boiler for heating and use calor gas to cook with.
The purchase of these items and the extra use is supported by the local Parish and District Councils and definitely from the interest to date attract extra use by local groups.