SPORTS SCENE – August 2023

SPORTS SCENE – August 2023

Facilities for all the Chalke Valley

Chalke Valley Fete and Produce Show.

Saturday 19 August 1.00-4.00 pm at the Sports Centre. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for good weather before, during and immediately afterwards. Come along to enjoy all the fun at the Fete. This year for one afternoon only, the Sports Centre Committee has relaxed its rules on dogs on the grounds. All well-behaved dogs …and owners…welcome. Why not have a go on the dog agility course…it’s just for fun and to raise money for Chalke Valley Good Causes. Dog facilities will be available.

At the AGM in June, it was agreed that the replacement of the artificial cricket wicket is one of the priorities at the end of this season and the Sports Centre Committee is working with the Cricket Club to raise funds. It is anticipated that costs for the work will be in the region of £5,000. If you would like to donate towards the project, please contact either David Cooper or Chris Rothwell.

Also agreed at the AGM was starting to plan the replacement of the Table Tennis Club’s tables and starting the process of what action is best to refurbish the Multi Use Sports Area in the next 12-24 months. This cost could be £30,000-£40,000 which the Committee has been preparing for over recent years with funds being set aside in a deposit account as matched funding towards grant applications.

These projects are in addition to the daily work of managing the centre and keeping it maintained and open. With costs ever increasing, the Committee has agreed to raise the Membership fees from the current £37/year to £40/year and, for the first time, to introduce a junior membership fee of £11/yr. From 1 September 2023.

We are always looking for volunteers to help so if you are interested in investing some time back into our wonderful community, please contact one of the Committee.

All our sports clubs have information on the website and new members are always welcome.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre Contacts:

Chairman:  Tel 07552159369

Treasurer: Tel: 01722 780915

Deputy Chairman:


Sports Centre general email:

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