The Broadstone Fields in Trust Association
Who are we?
The Broadstone Fields in Trust Association (B FiT A) includes many of our community recreational groups. The Association includes sports clubs, church groups, scouts & guides & several other important and long standing organisations.
B FiT A was established in March 2012 and plans to create, host and support a range of events for the local community in perpetuity. The Executive Committee comprises a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
What is our aim?
Our shared interest is the preservation, promotion and usage of Broadstone Recreation ground and our opportunity to achieve this is by becoming involved with the Fields in Trust (FiT) Initiative. FiT’s objective is summed up on their web site http://www.fieldsintrust.org/QEII.aspx as:
- From sports pitches to children’s playgrounds, bicycle trails to country parks we make sure that all kinds of outdoor spaces are safeguarded forever. Right now we protect 1281 spaces all across the UK and with your help we can do even more.
- Our vision is to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and whether they live in an urban or rural environment – has access to free, local outdoor spaces for all kinds of sport, play and recreation.
Broadstone Recreation ground has now been accepted as part of the initiative and it is now our aim to secure funding (from the SITA Trust and Sport England amongst others) to ensure the recreation ground can offer as much as possible to those who wish to enjoy it.
How do we achieve our aim?
Behind the scheme is the opportunity to receive funding for projects that fall in line with FiT’s objective and also meet our own desired goals.
We have already created a wish list for a range of projects that include (but are not limited to) improving drainage in the Scout Hut car park, installing a ‘green gym’ and orienteering trail, renovation toilet facilities, providing more changing facilities for the cricket club and levelling at least one of the football pitches.
When will the scheme be active?
The scheme is live now and operates under the title of The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge and like the King George V scheme before it is timed to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
More information can be found at http://www.qe2fields.com/