Thursday, 3 May 2012

Village Hall and Cricket Club Recieve Cash Boost

New covers will keep the cricket pitch, at Mulsanne Park, Nettleham, dry before important games thanks to Conservative-controlled West Lindsey District Council.

Nettleham Cricket Club was in need of some new covers, after the previous covers got damaged last season.  Mr. David Wheatley, Secretary for Nettleham Cricket Club, said the money is much appreciated.

"We are extremely grateful to West Lindsey District Council and in particular Cllr Ray Sellars for providing a £500 grant towards replacement covers.

"The covers were more than 15 years old and unfortunately couldn’t be used any more. It means a lot to us and our many players."

The club was awarded a £500 grant from the West Lindsey Councillor Initiative Fund, re-introduced by local Conservtives some years ago aftter being cut by the previous Liberal Democrat administration. The funding is available to all thirty-seven district councillors who are allocated £4,000 to spend over two years on projects in their ward.

Nettleham Village Hall has also received a grant of £1,500 to replace ceiling and lighting within the Hall's Lounge, which needed renewing after the flat roof leaked.

Phil McGuiness, who is on the Village Hall Committee, said:
"We are really pleased with this money because it has allowed the work to be done. This has made the hall more appealing for people and will help us to be a venue of choice for people who are hiring venues for weddings and parties. The place looks outstanding."

Cllr. Ray Sellars, Liberal Democrat (Nettleham Ward), who is a member of the Village Hall Committee was really pleased that he could help out with local causes.
"It is always good to be able to give help where it is needed, and to help a club which encourages children from a young age to adults to play sports is good news.

"I was also really pleased to be able to help the Nettleham Village Hall. It is a very busy place and the activities that are on offer there entertain all ages."

The village hall has a busy timetable of events and activities, but if you would like any further details or information, please contact Mrs. Sheila McGuiness, Booking Secretary on (01522) 822315.

For more details on Nettleham Cricket Club and how to join go to

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