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Pavilion

30, Sep, 2016

Work has commenced to replace the garage on the field. This is an exciting development and marks the start of this major project for the community. Please take care when using the field and do not enter the construction site. We hope to update you with progress soon.

 

We are in the process of applying for funding to build our new pavilion. The proposed new pavilion will be incorporate the functions of the present pavilion, and provide a much needed and improved facility for sports and recreation in the community.  The new pavilion is part of a larger long term plan to also provide an all weather ball court where the present pavilion stands. The replacement storage garage is also to be replaced in order to provide dry, secure storage for the field and carnival equipment. 

 

The present small pavilion and garage were built in the 1970's and are nearing the end of their useful lives. They no longer meet the standards expected of such facilities today. The fabric of the building requires constant attention creating soaring maintenance bills. The new pavilion will be many times more energy efficient. It has also been designed to minimise future maintenance and the risk of vandalism.

 

The new pavilion will  be more spacious  and include a kitchen and an additional room which could be used by youth groups and for teams to entertain after matches. this room could also be hired out for children's parties and other community groups. It will incorporate changing and shower facilities for two teams and a separate referees facility, plus disabled access and toilet facilities. There will also be a covered veranda for spectators to use. 

 

Benefits/Users

A. Promotion of healthy lifestyles - Health & Well Being

1. The retention of sports teams in the area, Cricket and 4 football teams(3 adult and 1 youth team)

2. Better facilities and courts would encourage new participants in present sports.

3. Better facilities would also encourage more youth  and  ladies teams

3. Start up of basket ball, boules and netball teams etc.

 

B. Provision of youth facilities in an area of Rural Deprivation.

In the Welsh Index of Multiple deprivation 2011, Pennard as part of Gower is deprived regarding poor access to services. Pennard has the most successful youth group in Swansea with over 100 young people on its books, and some 50 -60 attending each week. They often use the playing filed in good weather, but there are no facilities to make refreshments and the toilets are poor.