Newsletter – January 21

Newsletter – January 21

Firstly, on behalf of all of us at ARC I’d like to wish you and your families and very Happy New Year and here’s hoping it’ll be a much better one for everyone. 

Despite all the challenges that we are all experiencing with the current situation we are looking forward to making some exciting progress on the development on Palmers Field this year. 

We really hope you can join us for our AGM which will be at 11am on Saturday the 16th of January. Because of the latest restrictions it will be held online using Zoom, and we’ll send you another email in a couple of weeks with the agenda and Zoom login details. In the meantime, please put this time and date in your diary.

Then later this month we will be updating members of the Aldbourne Parish Council with our latest plans following further discussions with our stakeholders as well as the community engagement that has been taking place over the last 18 months.  

Football Back In Aldbourne

If you’ve passed Southward Football field recently you may have noticed that there has been more football training taking place. This is because Aldbourne Parish Council has agreed to allow us to invite Ramsbury Football Club to use the Southward Lane Pitch occasionally for training on Saturday mornings. 

Ramsbury Football Club has expanded considerably over the past few seasons, drawing players from all the villages around – and especially from Aldbourne. In fact as well as footballers, some of Ramsbury FC accredited minis football coaches are also from Aldbourne. It’s great to see football being played again in Aldbourne and will set us up in a very strong position ahead of our proposed development of Palmers Field.

Palmers Field Trees

You may have noticed that over the last couple of months some maintenance work has taken place along the brook (bourne) and on a couple of trees by the main entrance to Palmers Field. This was as a result of working in conjunction with the Parish Council and Southern Electricity to ensure all the overhead cables are kept safe. 

Community Engagement

We are hoping that following a further meeting with the Parish Council in early spring with more detailed plans of our proposed development of Palmer’s Field, we will be able to hold the first of our public consultation meetings, subject to Covid restrictions being lifted sometime in early summer. 

We will of course keep you updated but in the meantime, we are still encouraging everyone to continue giving us feedback  by completing our online questionnaire. It really is very useful for us so if you haven’t managed to do it yet, it’ll only take a few minutes:

Your views on future plans for Aldbourne Recreation Centre and Palmer’s Field

Also please encourage as many local people as you can to complete the form as the more feedback we get the better. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do get in contact with us at: 

Many thanks again for your continued support and again my very warm wishes for 2021

Malcolm Pryce, 
Chairman, Aldbourne Recreation Centre 

Alastair Greener

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