Meeting to discuss sports ground proposals

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volunteers from Bawtry Action for Recreation and Sport charity are inviting residents to a meeting.

Residents are urged to view the charity’s plans for the proposed new sports facilities, including a pavilion and a sports hall at the Memorial Sports Ground.

BARS is currently exploring ways of obtaining funding for the big project which could be boosted by Section 106 planning consent money – Bawtry Town Council has already ringfenced £53,000 to support the scheme.

The gathering, in the New Hall on Tuesday, March 5 from 6pm, will also be attended by Doncaster Council officers to give the public the chance to discuss the scheme.

The authority has been delivering copies of a questionnaire to houses on the Westwood Estate, off Tickhill Road, to obtain residents’ views on whether the money, given by developers, is needed to improve facilities on the estate or could be used elsewhere in Bawtry.

BARS has proposed Section 106 funds should be used towards the development of a new pavilion and sports hall at the Memorial Sports Ground.

The building would include a sports hall housing four indoor courts, function room, changing rooms and a viewing terrace.

The closing date for the questionnaire is Tuesday, March 12, and the completed documents can be placed in the box located on the counter at Bawtry Community Library.

Members of BARS have also started a petition to enable residents to support the project and have placed copies at various locations around the town, including the library, where people can sign it.