The phased development of recreation facilities in Husthwaite has moved further ahead in the last few days with the award of a massive National Lottery grant of £10,000 from the ‘Awards for All' scheme. This will be used to build a much-needed Pavilion and Store during the next few months.
A small pavilion is planned to accommodate sports items used by such groups as Ladies' Tennis and Netball which meet regularly. It will also provide short-term shelter in the event of rain showers and give a focus for social activities to be arranged from time to time.
On-site storage of tools and equipment, needed for regular maintenance, will hopefully prove to be an added incentive for wider community involvement in site management.
The Recreation Area Committee and the Parish Council are both delighted with this award and Carol Fenwick, Chair of Husthwaite Parish Council, claims that ‘This project will provide the finishing touch to the development of this leisure facility to which there is open and free access to residents in Husthwaite as well as visitors'.
The funding award allows for the construction of the building in brick, with a tiled, pitched roof, together with high quality doors and windows. Very generous contributions by three local companies - David Armitage (York Handmade Brick Company), Graham Douthwaite (Builder) and Mervyn Duffield (doors, guttering & windows) have helped to make this project possible.
To them all we are truly grateful