We are doing our best to upgrade the facilities at Harrisons Ground, Hazel Lane, Great Wyrley where we have a 25 year lease in place, with 7 of our teams playing there. Approximately 20 years ago, the site had changing rooms with showers, spectator stands down two sides and an illiminated training area – we are trying to bring the site back to life.
We are creating a new car park and have also secured a grant from Sport England for a new mower.
We are now trying to secure the perimeter to stop horses and motor cycles being ridden over the pitch; dogs allowed to roam and leave their ‘calling-card’; vandals spray painting the changing rooms and toilets and youths drinking alcohol and leaving their smashed bottles and cans. All of this clearly puts the health and safety of 120 young boys and girls who play for the club in danger.
To stop some of the above from happening we have secured a grant from O2 Community grants for £750 which will fence off approximately 70 feet of the larger access points to the site and this is happening as I write.
Now for the begging letter! Does anyone have access to more 6 foot or 8 foot galvanised fencing – with or without posts – that could either be surplus to requirments or have been taken from an existing site, to enable us to carry on the good work that has now commenced? If it has been used already we can still use it and we will arrange collection.
Please ask around as we are determined to create an excellent facility as well as going ahead with our ambitious plans for Long Lane. Please contact Keith on 07836202764 if you have anything that we can use.