The Playing Field has been the site for cricket since 1895. The lease to the field was acquired jointly by Aslockton and Whatton-in-the-Vale Parish Councils (‘the Councils’) and the field continued to be used for cricket and a children’s play area. In 1994, the freehold was acquired by the Councils and during the latter part of that decade the northern part of the field was levelled and a football pitch was installed.
The playing field was dedicated to the National Playing Fields Association in May 2006 and as a result of that dedication the Whatton and Aslockton Playing Field Trust was created. The sole Trustee (the Councils) delegated the management of the facility to the Playing Field Committee which consists of appointed members from each of the Councils, the user clubs and four elected members.
The existing building was built in the 1970s and extended in the late 1990’s and is now in need of replacement.
The Trust is currently funded by:
- Contributions from each of the user clubs for the use of the facilities.
- Grants from both Parish Councils
- Fund Raising activities.
The Project Proposal is intended to replace the existing changing / tea rooms and can be summarized as:
- Provide two changing rooms to ‘Sports England’ specification, each containing secure personal storage, showers and etc. The changing rooms will be used as the home and away facilities for football and cricket.
- Dedicated Officials changing rooms to Sports England standard.
- Disabled access throughout the facility.
- Tea Room/Kitchen.
The underlying principle in the design of the Project is to provide changing facilities for sports users and any community function/event.
The changing rooms are designed to provide a flexible facility for home and away teams, officials and a female changing room in the event of mixed teams. In addition the changing rooms will be available for other users of the facility.
The proposed tea room/kitchen is intended to provide facilities for hot drinks, cold storage and cold snack preparation. Capacity will be available to extend the facilities in the future if required.
The Project may provide off-road car parking facilities.