Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sports facility update


It is understandable that many of you will by now be wondering what is happening with this development.

And you would be correct in thinking such things as……..

“ You said you were going to do it  and then it didn’t happen”

 “Nothing ever happens in Kiveton”

 “There’s never anything for young people to do”


March 2014   Business plan put in place along with architects plans.

Sept 2014  Representatives from KIVETON PARK FC and major South Yorkshire community and schools sports provider ACTIVE REGEN Join with the trust to push forward the development.

October 2014    Planning permission granted by Rotherham Borough Council for a new all weather 3G facility with a playing area that can be used as either 3 x 5 a side pitches or a 7 a side pitch.

A survey of a 10% cross section of the community is completed with 90% responding in favour of the new development. With the overwhelming opinion being that to bring an all weather facility to the community would be an invaluable asset.

Further support in the form of endorsements were received from the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Trust , The Rotherham Borough Council cabinet member for Business, Regeneration and Sports development and South Yorkshire police

November 2014   HARSCO Steel of Rotherham become involved with the development and offer a huge boost of £200k in kind support of work and materials.

Dec 2014  STRATTA homes agreed to donate adjoining land between the current run down sports facility and the Trent Villas, giving us the opportunity to develop a slightly larger 9 a side facility to Football Association standards as opposed to the 7 a side facility and a park and ride facility for the nearby railway station.

April 2015   SPORT ENGLAND ( Inspired facilities) offer £75K subject to the remainder of the funding being in place.

May 2015     Bid sent to “POWER OF CHANGE” for the remainder (275K) of funding still needed.

Sept 2015    Building work will begin if the last piece of the funding jigsaw is in place.

So, even though things seem to have gone quiet, as you can see, we have been beavering away in the background because we are absolutely committed to make this happen because:

It is not just about refurbishing a facility, it’s about improving people’s lives, it would be central in providing a place to develop confidence, teamwork, discipline, increasing opportunities, increasing access and improving people’s health and wellbeing.

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