SPORTS SCENE – August 2021

The Chalke Valley Sports Centre – Facilities for all of the Chalke Valley

…it has been another busy month at the sports centre…

With the removal of Government restrictions on 19 July, the sports centre was opened fully again, although we have taken the decision to do so cautiously and maintain sensible safeguards around sanitising hands on entry, maximising ventilation, advisory wearing of masks whilst inside where possible and continuing to observe sensible distancing and numbers whether inside or out.

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Grant support from Wiltshire Council’s South-West Area Board.

With the support of Wiltshire Councillor Nabil Najjar, we have successfully secured grant support of nearly £3000 towards the next phase of our Getting Our Community Active Again Project and later this year this will see the installation of outdoor cricket practice nets; a basketball practice area adjacent to the sports courts; the purchase of some cycle racks and some portable junior football posts as well as helping to fund other elements of the Project.

So far in the last few months we have secured grant support totalling nearly £10,000 and this has enabled us, in addition to the above, to complete the Petanque Terrain; mark our and purchase equipment for 3 Pickleball Courts and purchase 4 social seating areas.

Our next significant project is to raise money for refurbishment of the Kitchen. A National Lottery funding application has been submitted to try and achieve this.

Friday Night Petanque Socials – Last month we held our first Friday night BBQ as part of the social Petanque evening and with generous support from the meat company Heck, thirty valley residents enjoyed a very pleasant evening of Petanque, a drink or two from the Sports Bar and an excellent BBQ with home baked bread rolls very kindly donated by Terry Jolly. Come and join us from 6.30pm each Friday. It’s just £2 for the night (non-BBQ) and all equipment is provided.

Normal Club Activities- Now that we are operating back to near normal, check out our website for full schedule of events including tennis, cricket, table tennis, pickleball, ypga, indoor bowls and pilates.

The Laughing Aztecs: Don’t miss the excellent Mexican takeaway food on a Sunday evening.

Make Someone Welcome Campaign: Having signed up to this campaign in partnership with the Go Out Get Active Project it continues to be our pledge to make everyone welcome at the Sports Centre. Just turn up at a Club session and have a go.

Children’s Parties: If you are looking for a great venue with lots of outdoor space get in touch through our general email.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre Contacts:

Chris Rothwell: Secretary:  Tel 07552159369

Michaela Johns: Treasurer:       Tel: 01722 780915

Edward Fry: Deputy Chairman:

Sports Centre general email:

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