Commuted Sums lead to major improvements at Westella & Willerby AFC

Tue, 15 Feb 2022

Westella & Willerby AFC have completed works at their home at Hilltop, Cottingham, using the £4,708.48 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.

In addition to the funding from Commuted Sums, Westella & Willerby AFC contributed £523.16 from their own funds towards the £5,231.64 project.

Westella & Willerby AFC have turned around a pitch to enable the club to accommodate more teams, as the growth in the number of teams operated by the Club requires an increase in the number of pitches.  Additional work included pitch marking, goal sockets, net support sockets and lids, installation of new sockets, moving existing posts and dugouts to a new location and provision of 40m of safety fencing alongside the ramp to the pitch.

Richard Brown, Treasurer at Westella & Willerby AFC, said: "The project has now been completed and has created additional space for sport to be played after Covid.

"The football pitch has been moved and the perimeter fencing makes a safer and better facility for all. It has created a safer environment with the introduction of perimeter fencing and has enabled more games to be played due to the twisting of a football pitch. This has created a better and increased area for participation.

"Westella & Willerby football club are extremely grateful for the assistance given by Commuted Sums to improve the facility and help to encourage a healthy lifestyle for everyone."

Councillor Claire Holmes, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, added : "I am very pleased that the award of Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval has facilitated these significant improvements at the club, and I wish them all the very best for the future."


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