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Have your say / express your interest: New pavilion for Streatham & Marlborough Crick
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24-01-2024 11:31 PM

Streatham & Marlborough is a non-profit, volunteer-run, community cricket club based between Forest Hill and East Dulwich, though we also play matches in Peckham Rye Park, Mayow Park (Sydenham), South Norwood Lake, and sometimes Hilly Fields.

We provide cricket to more than 500 playing members - girls, boys, women and men. In 2023, we organised 482 matches and delivered around 49,000 hours of organised cricket for the local community.

Our pavilion is very near the end of its viable life, and we are looking to replace it.

A building survey in 2023 reported that the roof, walls flooring and foundations are all in an advanced state of decay, as well as the electricals and plumbing. In 2022, a part of the building collapsed during a storm.

The report estimated it would cost over £500,000 to repair, which is not viable.

We feel the building needs to be replaced as soon as possible, because if we become unable to use the building, the club would most likely be forced to close down and would be lost forever.

The club is investing £125,000 raised by members to complete the design phase of the project, and we have £450,000 in grants towards the construction phase. We are in the process of applying for additional government grants of roughly half a million pounds to make the project happen.

We hope the new building will be widely used by other community groups when it is not in use for cricket. For example it would be well suited to yoga, pilates, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, Scouts/Guides, amateur theatre name it!

If you help run a group that might be interested in using the space, we like to hear from you (see the last question below).

We invite you to let us know your views via this extremely short (three questions) form:

Thank you.

The SMCC Executive Committee

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