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Eastbourne Sports Complex (LLE5)

Core Offer

Portfolio: Leisure and Local Environment Portfolio

This core offer includes services that the council is legally obliged to provide. The link below provides detailed information about what is included.

Link: LLE5 - Eastbourne Sports Complex

 


 

Keywords: voluntary sector VCS

Related FAQs

What will be the impact on voluntary organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, Age UK, GADD? What happens if they close?

What will be the impact on voluntary organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, Age UK, GADD? What happens if they close?

We fully support the work of our voluntary sector partners and hope to continue to work with them in the future. However, the financial situation is such that the Council is not able to continue funding these organisations at current levels. The likely impact of the budget proposals on these organisations is currently being identified, following discussions with the organisations most affected. We hope that they are able to continue their work by looking at where they can make further cost and efficiency savings, but we appreciate that in some cases this may not be possible and it will therefore mean a reduction in the support they can offer to the residents of Darlington.  It could lead to the closure of organisations if they are unable to make the necessary changes for them to be sustainable, which will be very regrettable. We want to avoid this happening and we will support organisations making grant applications where we can. We will also be undertaking work to understand the impact of any reductions in service on individuals accessing them. 

Your Say

3 comment(s)

This table lists comments from the public about this proposal

Comment

Core LLE5 (Eastbourne Sports Complex)

Where else would people go to use an outdoor track if Eastbourne closed?? Great local facility including outdoor football facilities.

Core LLE5 (Eastbourne Sports Complex)

ESC proposal states "The Council has been successful in an application to the Football Foundation to replace the artificial grass pitch at Eastbourne and received £412,580 towards the refurbishment of the existing sand-filled AGP to form a new floodlit 3G football training
pitch." The FF originally said that as a condition of this grant the hockey facility had to be re-provided elsewhere. Carmel College were proposing to develop a hockey pitch with community use.
Is the FF condition still applicable?

Core LLE5 (Eastbourne Sports Complex)
Core LLE15 (Ground Maintenance)

Re: Sports Pitches (included in Core Offer) You say ''
Sports pitches would continue to be maintained across the Borough whether in a park
or general open space, however grass that is not part of the sports pitch would not be
cut as above. ''
The requirement of sports organisations is that sports FIELDS be cut, essentially for safety but also for the ability for moving pitches due to wear and tear and ensure pitches are up to scratch for play and continue to provide to meet the needs of the town as per the PPG and strategies.
It is most probably an error in choice of wording in saying in this core offer that grass that is not a PITCH will not be cut at the same time, but MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE PITCH AREA ITSELF IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED TO BE CUT.
In addidtion to this, once the tractor is there and cutting the PITCH, surely several more minutes to cut a wider area is not going to cost any more. To do any other would be short term thinking and creating a future problem of the playing fields being turned into hay, unsuitable for play and much more expensive to deal with.Stubbled playing fields are not conducive to sport of any kind.
[You would not, surely, just cut the lanes of a bowling green and leave the edges uncut, so why think of it with other playing fields.]
Playing fields need to be maintained for the health of our sports people and residents whether formal or informal sport by people of all sexes, abilities and ages etc.