Junior Football Club scheme moves a step closer

Alnwick Town Council has agreed to move forward with its proposed loan to Alnwick Town Junior Football Club to assist with the proposed all weather pitch and new clubhouse and changing rooms at Greenfield.


In October, the council decided to undertake the necessary consultation on the project and their intention to borrow; this was a pre-requisite of any application for borrowing approval, which needs to be made to the Secretary of State.


At the Town Council meeting on Thursday, councillors heard that public consultation had resulted in 32 responses, all of which were supportive. Councillors were also told that the Northumberland Gazette Facebook site, had reported in October that consultation was being carried out, and had received 32 ‘likes’.


The Football Club scheme obtained planning permission on 14th December 2017 and the Football Foundation meets this week to consider offering a grant of £409,000 to the scheme. The meeting gave the Town Clerk delegated authority, in consultation with the Mayor, to finalise any remaining details required for the borrowing application.


Peter Hately, Chairman of Alnwick Town Junior Football Club, attended the meeting and Councillors wished him every success with the delivery of the project.