A CRICKET club has been awarded £300 from a community chest fund to reinstate its grounds and pavillion.
Hartshorne Cricket Club was awarded the cash by Councillor Pat Murray, who represents the village on Derbyshire County Council.
The cash has been donated from his member community leadership scheme which allocates to each county councillor an annual fund of £4,000 which can be used to support projects in their ward. The scheme is designed to meet one-off costs.
Hartshorne Cricket Club held a meeting last year with members of the parish council with regards to plans to move its pitch across the road from the Admiral Rodney pub, in Main Street, to create an improved pavilion using more than £39,000 of Section 106 cash.
The club said the pavilion could also be used as a village hall.
In a report to the parish council the club said other teams come to their ground and ‘physically laugh’ at the pavilion (not to mention the lack of toilets and showers). They also struggle to get their kit in the changing rooms.
The club has more than £39,270 from Section 106 money, and it is expected to cost about £200,000 for a pavilion.