Earlier this year members responded in large numbers to our first consultation on preferences for development of our clubhouse.
We have now developed a design that addresses everything that members rated highly, which you can see on the right.
The project aims to deliver an outcome of which we will all be proud.
Subject to continuing support of members we will apply for planning approval next year with a view to carrying out the main construction in 2018.
We intend to partially fund the development by offering members the opportunity to subscribe to bonds yielding a better rate of interest than available elsewhere. We have not developed the detail of these bonds but for the moment please assume that they will be in multiples of £1,000.
You will have received an email with a link to a survey and we’d like to know your answers to the following three questions:
1. Do you support the current clubhouse project? Yes/No
2. Would you be interested in lending the club money through a corporate mini bond? Yes/No
3. If yes to question 2 how many multiples of £1,000 might you subscribe to? Number:
While the answers to 2 and 3 are naturally not binding we will be using the answers to assess the overall viability of this idea so please answer with this in mind.
Members’ Preferences and Narrative arising from the first consultation
Listed below are the top preferences of members in order of popularity. Each one is followed by an explanation of how the current design addresses this item.
1. Sufficient space for social events. The new bar/lounge will be 152 square metres, compared with the current size of 79 square metres (or 125 square metres if the multi-function room is included).
2. Smart changing areas. The design incorporates new larger ladies changing rooms on the first floor. (62 square meters compared with 39 square metres)
3. Smart lounge for conversation. The design envisages that the new bar/lounge will be largely for use by adults while a separate space will be provided for children and adults. (See next item)
4. Casual area for children and adults (multi-function room). It would become a dedicated room while at present it also acts as an extension to the current bar. This area would be useful, for example, when children and adults were present in large numbers for coaching.
5. Larger and better gym. The proposed gym will be 67 square metres compared with the existing 52 square metres.
6. Larger catering facilities for events and matches. The new catering area will be adjacent to the bar/lounge and will be 26 square metres compared with the current 9 square metres.
In addition to the preferences listed above the majority of members favoured an improved layout as now designed rather than seeking to make improvements without changing the current layout.