Village Hall Multi Use Games Area....

New Multi Use Games Area 2010
Following the highly successful Parish Plan conducted in Beckingham-cum-Saundby in 2007, a serious omission in the facilities for the youth of the village was uncovered: a place for them to play! Extensive research and analysis highlighted the obvious need for a multi-use games area.
Before work began ...
The Parish Plan group then arranged various other group representatives within the village to meet and explore the possibility of achieving such. The daunting task of raising funds was left to a small, but enthusiastic group of individuals. Tireless work and form filling of grant applications resulted in some 63,000 being raised in order to create a safe, contained area on the village playing field for all ages to play sports such as netball, football, cricket and basketball.
...the base laid...
The management of the project benefited greatly from local builder and committee member, Jonathan Heath, who has overseen the project from the beginning. The MUGA committee has also arranged Race Nights, Music Concerts and Discos which have brought the people of the village together with a common goal in mind. These fundraising activities raised over 5,500. Thanks to the generosity of several individuals and organisations, the whole project has been completed in less than two years. The facility has been inspected by RoSPA and will be maintained by Beckingham and Saundby Village Hall Committee providing a much needed facility in the village.



...fencing up, base marked and facilities for ...
Grateful thanks are expressed to all grant providers as without their support this could not have been achieved, these include; Lafarge Aggregates, WREN Recycling, Nottinghamshire County Council, Bassetlaw District Councilor Ken Bullivant, Nottinghamshire County Councilor Liz Yates, Beckingham cum Saundby Parish Council, Lincolnshire Co-op, PING Golf and the local Youth Club.
...football, basketball, cricket and more!
The official opening took place at 2pm on Sunday 6th June 2010, with the opening ceremony being performed by John Mann MP. Invitations were sent to all the grant providers and sponsors to show appreciation for their support. The event was incorporated into the Village Hall Fun Sports Day and included games and sports in which everyone was invited to take part. Refreshments and a raffle were provided by the Village Hall Committee.

John Mann MP performing the Opening Ceremony, District Councillor Ken Bullivant, Cheryl Rayner from WREN and MUGA Committee Colin Gibson
Mick Leek (who used to live in the village) bought over his team who play on the village playing field in the Gainsborough Sunday league. Gary Brittan's village team beat them 2-1 in the final. Special thanks go to Gary and Mick for helping out.
The Ladies also had a kick about and included Gary's wife Penny along with his two daughters, Sophie Heath, Nicole Mellors and many more from the village.
John Mann MP, MUGA Committee Members, Sponsor Representatives and Players
The Tug of War took place with the village men beating the footballers in the main event, other mixed pulls took place. There was also Welly Wanging and Splat the Rat! as well as a bouncy castle for the younger children. The day finished with a family game of Rounders. Medals were presented to the team game winners. Despite the extremely wet start to the day the weather did improve and the event was considered a success. Grateful thanks go to all members of the MUGA Committee for their hard work and efforts as well as to everyone else who was involved, helped and supported. It is hoped that this new facility will be much enjoyed and appreciated by the whole community.

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