An East Yorkshire playing field committee has been successful in securing funds for a project to make vital improvements to its sports pavilion.
Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) has awarded £1,000 to Rudston Playing Field Committee for a series of works to boost the energy efficiency of its pavilion. The donation was made as part of the 2016 Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund.
Each year, the Caythorpe Gas Storage Environmental Support Fund invites applications in the East Riding parishes of Boynton, Burton Agnes and Rudston for funding towards projects which will make a real difference to the community. Rudston Playing Field Committee is one of four beneficiaries considered to be most deserving of the funding.
In order to reduce electricity costs, maintenance, reduce break-ins and make the facility more pleasant for its users, Rudston Playing Field Committee is planning to replace the current wooden-framed windows of the pavilion with energy efficient double-glazed units in uPVC frames.
The pavilion will be managed by the Britannia Window Systems, who will carry out the work, and any long-term management will be maintained by the Playing Field Committee, which has successfully managed the club for over 30 years, using funding from club levies and fund raising.
The pavilion is currently used by an estimated 2,000 people per year, hosting sports clubs, social events, meetings, and provides changing rooms, showers and toilets, storage, kitchen facilities and social space.
A spokesperson from Rudston Playing Field Committee said: “This fantastic donation will help us to make energy efficiency improvements to the pavilion, making it more modern and more comfortable for people to use – as well as safeguarding it against break-ins.
“The pavilion is a long-established and vital part of the community in Rudston and I would like to thank CSL on behalf of the Parish Council.”
A total of £5,000 of funding was made available for the four chosen projects this year. The three other projects to receive funding this year are the Environmental Garden at Burton Agnes Primary School, ‘The Corner Garden’ for Rudston Parish Council and a new boiler for Boynton Village Hall.
Ian Livingston, terminal manager at CSL, said: “Rudston Playing Field Committee Pavilion was one of the most deserving applicants for the funding as it plays such an important role for residents in the area.
“It is fantastic to be able to support a number of really worthwhile projects across East Yorkshire every year and I wish all four beneficiaries every success.”
CSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centrica plc. It operates the Rough gas storage facility in the southern North Sea and the Easington onshore gas processing terminal. CSL will manage the Caythorpe Gas Storage site through construction and later when it becomes operational.
Centrica plc acquired the Caythorpe Gas Storage project from Warwick Energy and owns the onshore Caythorpe gas producing field, which is a substantially depleted onshore gas field located close to the National Transmission System. Caythorpe has planning permission for conversion to an onshore gas storage facility with a capacity of up to 7.5 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas.