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Sports Development Group (Sports Council)

The Sports Development Group were set up by the Town Council for all sports clubs to come together and share good ideas, best practice and how sports can be developed across the town. East Grinstead is fortunate in that it has a plethora of top quality varied sporting clubs. All clubs and groups are invited to attend the meeting (and if you are new or have not come across the group before,  just come along and make yourself known, you are welcome to attend).

The group meet quarterly to receive an update on what is going on in groups, opportunities for grants, advice and how to access this.  The meeting is currently chaired by a Town Councillor however this is a meeting facilitated by the Town Council and is there for the clubs and groups to get something out of this and voice any concerns or needs.  The Town and District Council both send officers who can help signpost to bodies who may be able to help resolve a problem.  Sometimes the groups can help each other out.   This is networking, advice, help and camaraderie,  but so much more.

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Sports Development Group

Our next Sports Council meeting will be on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm and will be virtual, using the Zoom platform, rather than at East Grinstead Target Shooting Club.

Our agenda will reflect what a unique and difficult year this has been for us all, together with some progress on local sports issues.

1. Introductions and News – Bob Shelley

An opportunity to understand who is in attendance and to share some recent sports information and news.

2. Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation – Rex Whittaker

Rex will explain how some good will come out of the terrible loss of one our local sports characters, who was killed in the line of duty as a Police Sergeant in London.

3. Playing Pitches Strategy : Progress Update – Bob Shelley

I will bring you up to date on the progress through Council of the Playing Pitches Study and its Implementation Plan. There have been some positive developments recently.

4. Pitch Planning Application – Bob Shelley/Rex Whittaker/Richard Leman

The three of us will share with you a recent early success for the Town and Meads FC in winning approval for greater access to some grass pitches at East Grinstead Sports Club.

5. Review of the Year – Club representatives

Share with everybody your club successes, how it has coped with the pandemic and what the future might look like as we chart an uncertain path into 2021.

6. Any Other Business

Your opportunity to raise and share anything you want with our group.

Please contact bobshelley@btinternet.com for Zoom call information.

Groups

The groups that currently attend the meeting and a contact for each is shown below:

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