Following an initiative from EB Lions, our village childrens' Football Club, Eaton Bray Parish Council....
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All-weather Training Pitch in Eaton Bray

Posted on September 6, 2013

This article was published in September 2013. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray Lions AFCFollowing an initiative from EB Lions, our village childrens' Football Club, Eaton Bray Parish Council (EBPC) is considering a proposal to build a community all‐weather training pitch.

In 2011, a site in Bower Lane was deemed unsuitable by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) planning officers. However the demand for such a facility was understood and supported.

In 2012, The Rye Recreation Ground was identified as an alternative site and following a public consultation, a successful planning application was made.

During and subsequent to the planning process there has been some local opposition to siting the facility at The Rye Recreation Ground. EB Lions have therefore suggested that Holman's Field, (the field behind Eaton Bray Academy, School Lane) also be considered.

Eaton Bray Parish Council is now undertaking a wider public consultation and invites parishioners of Eaton Bray to give their views on the proposal to build such a facility and the two possible sites under consideration;

  1. The Rye Recreation Ground, OR
  2. Holman's Field

Consultation & Public Meeting

Full details of the proposals can be seen in the following (PDF) document:

Eaton Bray electors are invited to write/email to the Parish Clerk. Please include your name and address with postcode, to enable the council to collate comments into areas of response.

Local residents are also invited to attend a consultation meeting to be held at Eaton Bray Village Hall on Monday 21st October at 7.30pm. The meeting will be attended by representatives of Eaton Bray Parish Council and EB Lions AFC who will be happy to address any questions or concerns.

All responses MUST be received
by the Parish Clerk NO LATER than
Friday 25th October 2013.

Reader Comments

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September 10, 2013, hopeful says:

It has taken a long while for democracy to win. We should have had this option in the first place.

September 30, 2013, Eaton Bray says:

Details of the previous Rye Planning application from 2012 can be seen on the Central Beds Website: Planning Application CB/12/01812/FULL.

October 22, 2013, Peter Toms says:

It is unfair to expect local residence to have this going on 7days a week. There is trouble with parking, lighting, noise. This should be further away from local residence. On the board in the park it says Ball games only aloud if not a nuisance to the public, well I'm sorry but this will be a nuisance 7days a week.

October 24, 2013, Ian says:

major issues - lack of parking and lack of toilet and changing facilities at either location.
The FA's guidance notes stated these must be available, I cant see the funding being forthcoming if there aren't any.

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