New Pavilion Project

Current Plans

In February 2020 concerns were expressed by the Cricket Club at the Parish Council meeting about the increasing cost of the new pavilion project, for which the Club were expected to raise a substantial share of the funds.
This was discussed further at the September 2020 meeting. It was agreed that the Parish Council would no longer pursue development of the new pavilion, for which planning approval had been obtained. Instead they would consider taking on responsibility for replacing and owning a new tea room, while the Cricket Club would work on renovating the existing pavilion.
It was agreed at the September meeting that the New Pavilion Working Group was now formally dissolved.
The background of the new pavilion project is shown below.


Whitchurch Parish Council acquired the cricket field from its private owners in 2012 and set about a programme of work to improve it as a facility for all. A car park, football pitch, benches, landscape planting, fencing and signage were all provided over a period of several years. From the outset the need to replace the ageing cricket pavilion and tea room (shown below, tea-room on the left) was recognised.

Planning for a new sports pavilion moved forward gradually, leading to the granting of full planning permission in 2019. 

Links to plan and elevation drawings of the building can be found on the SODC webpage here.

New Pavilion Working Group (Now disbanded)

The New Pavilion Working Group (NPWG)  consisted of:

Neil Huntington (Chair; Community and Development Advice)
Warren Beard
John Bradon (Community and Village Plan)
Frances Dixon
Jim Donahue (Parish Council chairman)
Cormac Neeson (Cricket Club)

The Minutes of Meeting of the NPWG, starting in May 2019, can be seen on this page.

A report was given to the Parish Council on 13th November 2018 with preliminary costs and recommendations

Terms of Reference for the NPWG were agreed with the Parish Council in 2019 and can be seen here.