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Hutton Cranswick Sports and Recreation Association serves up tennis court renovations
10 April 2015

Hutton Cranswick Sports and Recreation Association in Yorkshire has secured a £3,720 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. 


The Association was formed in 1988 to provide sporting and leisure time activities for the residents of Hutton Cranswick and surrounding area.  In recent years the clubhouse has been re-roofed, had new doors and windows and brand new kitchen facilities installed. 


The Association serves several sports clubs, including archery, cricket, football and tennis.  Following many years of use, the tennis courts have succumbed to wear and tear.  The renovation project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will replace a tennis hard court surface to improve this facility.


Project works will begin with a thorough clean of the playing surface, before a binder coat is added and then covered with a non slip, non reflective surface, in line with tennis association standards.  The completed project will allow year round usage of the courts for tennis as well as junior football and other activities.


Michael Wardell, Chair, Hutton Cranswick Sports & Recreation Association, said:


“We are delighted to have received this funding from Biffa Award.”


Chris Hudson, Chair, Tennis section, said:


“Great news, we’re looking forward to seeing work done.”


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


“Biffa Award is pleased to support the renovation at Hutton Cranswick Sports & Recreation Association.  This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local sporting facilities for enthusiasts and the community.”