Chorleywood Cricket Club has officially submitted a planning application to Three Rivers District Council for a new club house and community café.
Last month, ChorleywoodNews reported on a public meeting where club chairman Steve Dunning and Mission EmployAle chairwoman Katherine Weston discussed the plans in detail.
Their goal is to raise the standard of the game of cricket for boys, girls and disabled children, as well as adults, and give them the opportunity to practise the sport in their local community.
Mission EmployAble, a disability charity that helps young adults get into work, will use the café as a training facility to provide them with skills and meaningful employment.
Residents can now see the detailed plans of the joint initiative in full which will see a clubhouse, a café with kitchen utility and toilets and groundsman building on the ground floor and the first floor will have three changing rooms, that are disabled accessible via a lift and a balcony to watch matches which will also include a retractable scoreboard.
Katherine said: “We want to train, employ and find employment for young adults with learning disabilities so that we can help them live fulfilled lives in their own community.
“In a café environment, there’s lots of skills they can pick up including customer interactions, service, stock taking, cleaning, till skills and money skills – lots of which are transferable.”
One resident said she was all for the plans.
She commented: “I can’t see why anyone would object to making Chorleywood a better place. The new pavilion will open up a host of new opportunities to bring the village together and provide sport for children to keep them fit and active.”
To read more about the application, search 19/2089/FUL in the planning section at www.threerivers.gov.uk
Picture courtesy of Jane Duncan Architects