Bubwith Daily Mile

Bubwith Daily Mile

The trustees of the Leisure Centre Charity are pleased to add their congratulations to Bubwith White Swan CC for the achievement of winning the Foss Evening League 2022.

To re-establish the cricket team on the Bubwith cricket field, there is a requirement for a volunteer grounds person, specifically to look after the cricket square. The Cricket Club has not maintained the square this year, and it might take two years careful work before its fit for play in 2024 season. Obviously, the sooner work is restarted the sooner the square will become viable. Unfortunately, none of the current cricket team is available to take on this role.

Perhaps a parent/grandparent of a cricket-mad young person might like to be part of the cricket set-up? Is there a demand for junior cricket in the village? BLSC would welcome any expansion of cricket to involve more residents.

The contractors working on the Daily Mile have assured the trustees that the outfield will have recovered from their work by spring 2023 and will therefore be available for play summer 2023.

It is unfortunate that the Daily Mile project could not be completed as scheduled in 2021 but Sport England’s objection created a year long delay. This delay meant the cricket field was not available in 2022 causing the cricket team to find alternative facilities for this season – funded in part at an average of £75 per match by BLSC Charity.

Meanwhile ever-increasing costs for materials and labour, affecting all areas of the construction industry, has seen the overall cost of the Daily Mile project rise by some £32000, which has all but wiped out the Charity’s reserves. With maintenance work required on the fabric of the building and plans for the cycle pump track, new childrens play area and enhanced terrace still in the pipeline, there is a requirement for urgent replenishment of funds.

If you can help with the cricket field, please contact Neil Readman on either 07860 350858 or .

 

If you would like to learn more about opportunities to help BLSC in any capacity, then please contact any of the current Officers or Trustees who will be happy to answer any queries. Telephone:  01757 288299 or Email: 

September 2022.