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Christmas Event News

We are sorry to advise that we have taken the decision to cancel the Christmas Sing-Along on Friday 17th December.

Christmas is a time for happy community gatherings and this joint event with the Kingsclere Singers is always a popular celebration.  We did not take the decision lightly, but consider it prudent given the current need to effect precautionary measures against Covid.

The Christmas Monthly Meet-Up on Tuesday 21st December will also not take place.

We look forward with optimism to hosting a range of community events in 2022 that we hope you will join us for and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Trustees – Kingsclere Community Association

Sports Pitch Drainage Works

 

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Sports Pitch Drainage Work

We are pleased to announce that drainage work on the sports pitches began on 27th September. The work involves installing a drainage system across the sports field and then re-seeding. This will mean that the pitch areas will be out of bounds until the Spring of 2022 to allow the grass turf to establish. There is a low barrier around the field and all are asked to not walk on the field while the grass is growing. The Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and the community centre are not affected by the work. The recycling centre, operated by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council (B&DBC), is closed temporarily.

A large number of our young have played rugby, football and cricket on the Fieldgate pitches over the years and it’s great to see so many progress through the levels to the senior teams. These improvements will ensure there is good playing surface for the many village teams that use the pitches – Kingsclere Rugby (mens and minis), Kingsclere Football Club, Kingsclere Ladies Football, Kingsclere Youth Football and Kingsclere Cricket. Alternative ‘home’ grounds will be used by rugby and football teams while the Fieldgate Centre pitches are out of commission during the 21/22 season. Minis rugby and youth football training will be held on the Holding Field.
The pitches at the Fieldgate Centre are owned and operated by B&DBC. Due to the restrictions on who can be awarded grant funding, the Kingsclere Community Organisation (KCA) has applied for and obtained funding needed for the drainage work from B&DBC, although some funding will be provided by the sports clubs. The KCA, who is responsible for managing the project, is working closely together with the sports clubs and B&DBC.
To make best use of the funds available it was decided not to spend significant money on rigid high fencing to seal off the field area during the work and to prevent access while the grass is re-establishing. We therefore request that all respect the low barriers and stay off the field. The footpath will remain along the hedge boundary of the field.

 

Upgrading the MUGA has provided significant benefit and this further investment in the drainage will maximise availability of the pitches by reducing the waterlogging that has impeded use over the past few seasons.

Final playday today!

Today sees the final playday of the summer here at The Fieldgate Centre.  We’ve enjoyed seeing you all go crazy with crazy golf, bouncing around on the inflatables and generally having fun.  Thank you all for coming!

A big thank you to all our fantastic volunteers who turned out each week to set up and clear away.

See you all next year!

Kingsclere ‘bounced back’ at the Community Fun Day!

The first major event for Kingsclere’s Bounce Back took place at The Fieldgate Centre on 14th August.  More than 800 people enjoyed a variety of performances and activities.  So many friends and families reunited; the sun shone, the food was delicious and the feedback has been amazing.  It was a great success and we are excited to bring you more community events in the coming months!

Congratulations to all the recipients of a ‘Making A Difference’ award, presented by The Mayor of Basingstoke & Deane Cllr Onnalee Cubitt, the Earl of Huntingdon, Cllr Ken Rhatigan, and Cllr John Sawyer (Chair), together with members of Kingsclere Parish Council.
The event was made possible by volunteers from organisations within the village and with the financial support of Greenham Trust.
Special thanks go to:
JLD School of Dancing & Kingsclere Performing Arts College
The Only Band in The Village
Overton Black Arrows
Farms2ewe
Nick Ash of Scratch Built Productions
Hampshire Deli
Bounce 4 Fun
Kingsclere: Youth Football Club; Royal British Legion; Village Club and Library.
St. John Ambulance

Community Fun Day opens at 2pm today!

 

Delicious food, BBQ and bar from 2pm-7.30pm.  Performances and attractions for the whole family until 5.30pm (inflatables ’til 7.30pm). Music from ‘The Only Band in the Village’ from 5.30pm. See you later! 😃🦆🐴

Please walk to the event if you can as parking is limited. Overflow parking is available on the Holding Field, RG20 5NX. 🚘

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