THE mayor of Fordingbridge has welcomed the completion of work to transform facilities at the pavilion.

Work was carried out on the changing rooms in the pavilion at the Recreation Ground.

It now has four modern changing rooms with their own shower and toilet facilities, a disabled changing room, shower and toilet, match officials changing and shower facilities and a dedicated physio room.

The refurbishment cost £224,000 and was mainly funded by Section 106 developers funds and also by Community Infrastructure developers funds.

Fordingbridge Town councillors visited the pavilion last month to take a look at the work done.

Fordingbridge mayor, Councillor Edward Hale said: “A group of councillors were able to visit the finished Recreation Ground pavilion refurbishment, and to see the transformation from the shabby poor layout which it used to be.

“The building now has four self contained changing areas with their own shower areas, and a separate accessible changing room with shower.

“The building is newly decorated and the hot water system has been upgraded.”

“The town council had considered various options for the building over many years, so it is great to see the completed project which re-used as much of the original building as possible,” added Cllr Hale.

“Most of the work has been carried out during the latest lockdown and the building is now available again for the various sports clubs which are based at the Recreation Ground.”


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