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the shed ..... again !!!

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: the shed ..... again !!! Reply with quote

what was the outcome of the query re price of pitch at Sheddocksley?
Still being charged 24 for pitch with changing facilities (up to 17:00) or 15 for the joy of changing al fresco.
And why the extra 6.35 from Links or DP ???

Maybe for the pleasure of dodging motorbikes !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The difference I think is the lack of changing facilities at the other two venues.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody wants to play there, but to add insult to injury, we have to pay extra for the privilege. If there is even a cut pitch, which is not certain, it is likely to be flooded!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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why the extra 6.35 from Links or DP ???


I would suspect this is because there's ground staff in attendance, not that they do anything for the cricket if you change outside, but I reckon that would be the thinking.

It is a bit steep, however, to charge 9 for 1/2 use of a changing room that shuts at 1700.

Ach well, we had our chance to influence things at the Cricket Users meetings, that would have been the forum to use rather than mumping gums on here!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very true
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art Isan wrote:

Ach well, we had our chance to influence things at the Cricket Users meetings, that would have been the forum to use rather than mumping gums on here!


Quite. It may not be perfect, but it's all we have. More importantly, if we ignore the Cricket Users meetings, the council can justifiably claim that they have tried to discuss the provision of cricket facilities with us but we didn't take part.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday August 31st 2006, 7pm at the Westburn Tennis Centre.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with the council looking for suggestions for the use of the duthie park we need to keep pressure on. please log onto the council site www.aberdeencity.gov.uk and complete questionaire.
Sheddocksley was the pits again at the weekend with it resembling Silverstone most of the day. Very dangerous with motorbikes and quad bikes driving between fielders.
And the usual argument with staff about pitch price ....... great !!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info'. The full article can be found here.

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Have your say on major plans for Duthie Park

Members of the public are being asked for their opinions on Aberdeen's historic Duthie Park as part of a bid for funding to restore and improve parts of the park.

Special exhibitions open today (Friday) at Ferryhill Library, Aberdeen Central Library and the entrance of the David Welch Winter Gardens in the park itself, to allow visitors to look at possible plans for its future development.

The exhibition at the Winter Gardens also features a Book of Memories so visitors can write down their own personal memories of the park whether these include summer days on the boating pond, watching cricket, climbing the rose mountain or enjoying the warm environment of the Winter Gardens on a rainy day.

People are also being asked to complete separate questionnaires about how often they use the park, what they like about it and what could be improved.

These will be available from Council venues, including City libraries.

Two public meetings will be held at Ferryhill Church on Wednesday, July 19 the first from 2-4pm and the second from 7-9pm.

All the comments will be collated and will form a key part of Aberdeen City Council's bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding in the region of 5-7million to cover the cost of major improvements.

The bid will be made to Parks for the People, the Heritage Lottery Fund's latest programme, which aims to show how high quality local environments can make a real difference to people's lives and how important it is for communities to feel pride in their local area.

A masterplan showing the vision for the Duthie Park includes a new visitor centre for the park and David Welch Winter Gardens, improvements to the lakes and ponds, the restoration of the Victorian viewing terrace above the lower lake on Riverside Drive, a multi-use games area, redesigned car parking and the restoration of the Duthie fountain.

The public consultation exercise will run from today until August 25 and everyone with an interest in the park is encouraged to get involved and have their say.

Presentations will also be given to local groups including community councils, Friends of Duthie Park and other interested groups.

The initial bid then has to be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund by September.

Duthie Park celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2008. Donated to the City by Miss Duthie in 1880 and opened to the public in 1883, Duthie Park is spread over 44 acres. The park features a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues. The David Welch Winter Gardens, which were rebuilt in 1970, house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain.



I notice the "Presentations will also be given to ... interested groups". Presumably this includes the ACA and all the clubs who call Duthie Park their home.
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