In 2015, the existing Falkland CC pavilion and The Bowlers Arms had a condition survey, which indicated the need for a new building. The pavilion had long ceased to meet the needs of the cricket club, due to poor changing facilities for players, women and girls and those with disabilities.
Nick Pitcher, an architectural designer and club member, came up with a design and costing, that indicated, subject to planning consent, a new building would cost in the region of £1.1m. Outline planning consent was gained from WBC in 2016, and having sought advice from the ECB, detailed plans were prepared.
To date £1.1m has been raised subject to confirmation by the EU Rural Leaders Fund that their £100,000 grant will be available shortly. As mentioned costs continue to rise, and so fundraising continues, especially as what the Club now offers to its Wash Common community has also grown. We need club members and local individuals to get involved with fundraising ideas and support, e.g., room sponsorship, buy a brick, social events etc. It is an exciting project that has generated increasing interest in a valuable local community asset.