Eaton Bray Parish Council has been approached by EB Lions, our local junior Football Club, about the....
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Use of the Rye Recreation Ground

Posted on January 25, 2012

This article was published in January 2012. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray Parish Council has been approached by EB Lions, our local junior Football Club, about the possibility of enclosing a small part of the Rye Recreation Ground to build an all-weather training pitch. This would be paid for by EB Lions; the Parish Council would not provide any funding. We need your views on this proposal.

Rye Recreation GroundOn the plan shown, the proposed location of the proposed facility is to the right of the main football pitch on the Totternhoe Road side (the green is already used for grass football matches and will continue to be so).

A larger plan of this design can be found on the parish notice board (Knights Close) and the parish website - Rye Recreation Ground - Larger Plan. Although not shown, the playground area will remain in its current position.

The proposed development is being put forward with the view that the project offers the following benefits to the local community:

  1. An all-weather facility is important for the local youth football players to allow their training/ coaching to take place throughout the year.
  2. The facility would be available to the local primary schools to use during the week to support the delivery of the PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The shared use of the facility would also strengthen school-club links.
  3. The provision of an all-weather pitch would reduce wear on the current grass pitches which are being used for training and matches.
  4. Without a local all-weather pitch facility it is considered that the club's continued development would be hindered.

This is where you come in ...

To have your say regarding this facility, its proposed location and its benefit to the local community/children; please write to/email the Parish Clerk at Eaton Bray Parish Council.

Please ensure you include your postcode/village where you live, to enable the council to collate comments into areas of response.

Thank you

Parish Office: 20 Good Intent, Edlesborough, LU6 2RD
Email: [email protected]

All responses MUST be received by the Parish Clerk
NO LATER than Friday 24th February 2012.

Reader Comments

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January 25, 2012, Jay says:

Excellent proposal the children need more local facilities

February 16, 2012, Liz Hopwood says:

Great idea. Would be good to see the old changing rooms used for the youngsters too .

June 18, 2012, Eaton Bray says:

A planning application has now been submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council. See Planning Application CB/12/01812/FULL for full details.

February 19, 2013, Steve says:

Why have all the negative comments been removed from here. The green is a public area and should not be fenced off.

February 19, 2013, Eaton Bray says:

Hello Steve,
Please see the forum topic which is where the conversation has continued: Use of the Rye Recreation Ground. Hopefully all the posts you are expecting to see are there still.

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