Community Consultation: Refurbishment of Meadowcroft Playing Fields
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council, working with GCP Chartered Architects and Wiltshire & Swindon Sport (WASP), are investigating the potential to improve the facilities at the Meadowcroft Playing Fields, Sports Pavilion and Community Centre to increase participation across the site and make it a community asset for all.
To make progress, it is essential that the project has the support of the local community and sport governing bodies, such as Wiltshire Football Association. Therefore the input of interested parties, including sports clubs in Swindon, will be valued from start to finish of the project.
Community consultation will capture local ideas for the site and help develop proposals which will ensure the playing fields and community centre are re-designed around agreed aspirations.
Stratton Parish Council have no preconceived ideas of how the site might be improved and are keen to gather options from all interested parties. The findings of the consultation will be reported back to all interested parties at two follow-up events in the week commencing 15th February, dates and times to be confirmed.
Should it be demonstrated through the consultation process that there is support for improving facilities at Meadowcroft, the Parish Council will seek approval from their elected members to develop detailed plans and build out any works. The Council would seek external funding to help pay for any improvements.
The Parish Council therefore formally invites all memebrs of the Swindon Sports Forum to attend both consultation events. The Parish Council acknowledges currently the primary use of the sports pitches is football (Stratton Juniors), but are keen to widen the apeal of Meadowcroft to include a wide range of other activities.
Whether you are a local resident, a sports governing body or a potential user, your feedback is important to the project. There are a number of ways in which you can support the project:
- Fill in the questionnaire about your ideas for the site, available from the project website – alternatively request a hard copy from the Parish Council
- Come along to the Consultation Events on the 27th or 29th January
- Contact Dan Martin, Sports Development Officer, Stratton St Margaret Parish Council by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Both consultation events will be held at Meadowcroft Community Centre, SN2 7JX. The consultation on January 27th will take place from 6pm-8pm, and the consultation on January 29th will take place from 9am-11am.
Please pass on information about this consultation – download the flyer for the events