Kick-off for sports pavilion plans

Meet the team hoping to build better facilities at Wyberton Playing Fields&from left, Paul Spencer, Mel Scrupps, Lynda Vandenberg, Derek Elmhirst, Lincolnshire County Councillor Paul Skinner, Mick Cox and Andy Betts. DD 220211024
Meet the team hoping to build better facilities at Wyberton Playing Fields&from left, Paul Spencer, Mel Scrupps, Lynda Vandenberg, Derek Elmhirst, Lincolnshire County Councillor Paul Skinner, Mick Cox and Andy Betts. DD 220211024

DONATIONS and offers of assistance have been gratefully received by the team trying to replace the rundown changing rooms at Wyberton Sports and Social Club with a new £250,000 multi-purpose pavilion.

These pledges added to £5,000 already received ahead of a consultation meeting on Tuesday.

During the evening, those gathered were shown a presentation by the Wyberton Playing Field Association and had the opportunity to raise questions and comments.

“We were pleased to see representatives from so many different organisations present and hopefully these will get the benefit of using such facilities in the future,” said chairman Mel Scrupps.

The committee already has about £45,000 in the kitty for the development with the promise of a further £100,000 in match funding.

Plans involve keeping the social club while demolishing the old changing rooms and building new amenities accessible by both able and disabled male and female teams.

The plans include four changing rooms, an officials’ changing room, disabled access to toilets and shower, refreshment and socialising area and a covered veranda to shield spectators in bad weather.

It is hoped the development will allow for greater use of The Causeway site, which is currently home to 16 football teams. It also hosts numerous non-sporting clubs, bingo nights and parties.

Future plans include provision for other sports such as basketball, hockey, cricket, archery and rugby to name but a few.

Longer term plans include the acquisition of more land to enable expansion.

l Anyone wishing to help or make a donation can contact WPFA secretary, Lynda Van Den Berg at 21 Granville Avenue, Wyberton, PE21 7BY or email lvandenberg@mypostoffice.co.uk