Saturday 15 April 2023

FIVE ORGANISATIONS from Beverley, Cherry Burton and Molescroft have received £45,000 in total from East Riding Council as part of “Commuted Sums” from local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval. 

Cherry Burton Parish Council received £4,000 towards a £40,000 project – now completed – to install 12 new floodlights around the perimeter of the tennis courts on the village sports field. In addition to the award, the Parish Council raised £7,000 themselves, Cherry Burton Tennis Club contributed £19,000, with the remaining £10,000 coming from the Cherry Burton Sports Field Management Committee. 

Molescroft Parish Council was awarded £5,677 to purchase two new benches, a picnic table and a table tennis table at Molescroft Pavilion. In addition to this, the Parish Council will install a Trapeze Walk for older children using the facility. Molescroft Parish Council also contributed £630 towards the total project cost. 

Beverley & East Riding Lawn Tennis Club, based at Seven Corners Lane, received £12,606 allowing them to complete the resurfacing of three synthetic grass courts. The total project cost for this was £59,406, with the Tennis Club contributing £46,800.

Also benefitting was Beverley Town Football Club, who received £11,300 to buy a new rotary mower and to install a covered standing area for spectators, as part of the requirements for the club having moved into the Northern Counties East Football League. Beverley Town Football Club generated £7,318 of the £18,618 total project cost. 

And finally, Beverley Town Cricket Club also received £11,300 to replace their outfield boundary fencing, as the existing fencing was becoming dangerous to players. The new fencing, which has now been installed,  surrounds the outfield boundary and has also been used to create a seating area near the scoreboard and clubhouse.