Burton upon Stather
Playing Fields Association
Registered Charity Number: 503110
The PFA is one of the many groups that are active in the community. We are all volunteers with an interest in providing and maintaining facilities for the village and wider community. Both the playing fields and pavilion are a hub of activity. There are currently 4 junior football teams and a senior team playing regularly who all use the changing room facilities and also a number of clubs that take place during the week in the pavilion. In addition, it’s also hired for meetings and celebration events, such as children’s parties and fundraising activities.
This year’s AGM will be coming up in April (date to be confirmed). The current Treasurer and Lottery Promoter and Secretary have made it known that they will not be standing again next year. Therefore as well as looking for new members willing to join the committee next year, we are also looking for members who could bring their skills to these roles.
You will be aware that the Ward Councillors have secured £500K to improve sports facilities and we are currently working alongside the Parish Council deciding how this will be spent on providing more facilities and improvements at the playing fields. We need new members to come along to the AGM and join the committee in April to take forward the plans that have already been agreed and others that are still under discussion. This is a project that needs to progress otherwise some of the money may be lost.
The PFA needs a certain number of members to effectively run the facilities and manage the income and expenditure. As with most committees the PFA is reliant on the goodwill of local parents/grandparents/carers to get involved and help with the general day to day running of the pavilion. If you are interested in what the PFA does and want to know how you could get involved, please get in touch with any member of the committee, details are available on the notice board outside, or email your details to the Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make your interest known via our Facebook page.
Please help keep this committee running so that the facilities currently enjoyed by the children and adults of the community, continue to be available!
Message from Playing Field Association
'We would like you to know that refurbishment of the play area is due to commence this month. Some preliminary work will start on the gates and fencing around the play area during week commencing 12 September. The play area will be closed for approximately 4 weeks from 26 September, so that the refurbishment can be completed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while the work is carried out. We will let you know when it re-opens.'
Message from the Playing Fields Association - June 2016
Message from the Playing Fields Association
Thank you to those who have already given us their support for the proposed play area refurbishment, however, we still need more emails/letters of support for our grant applications. The suggested plan is now available to view on the school website (under community)/Facebook and PFA Facebook pages. It will also be displayed in the pavilion on Saturday morning between 9.30 and 12 (during football), and with petition sheets available, if you would prefer to show your support in this way. Many thanks.
Burton Playing Fields Association
We are hoping to refurbish the Burton Park play area with the emphasis on the 0-11 age range. I’m sure you will agree it is looking very tired and there is a lack of up to date play equipment that meets the needs of the children. To help with this project, we would like to know your views on the park now and how you would like the area to be developed, ie what sort of play equipment you would like to see. We also need letters of support from the community to send in with any grant application.
Please help us by giving us your support. You can email email@example.com or write to the PFA c/o 17 Darby Road, Burton. There will also be a suggestion box in the entrance to the school where you can leave suggestions and/or your letters for collection by the PFA. There will also be a petition sheet for signing if you would prefer to support us in this way.
Thank you in anticipation of your help.