NO ACCESS IS NOW PERMITTED INTO THE NEIGHBOURING FIELDS …… WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
It will be noted and observed that Bovis Homes has recently erected heras fencing along the entirety of our boundaries with the fields which are subject of the forthcoming housing development that will commence in September.
The heras fencing panels have now been secured together with plates so that NO access can now be made into these fields from the cricket club for the recovery of any straying cricket balls that are hit into them.
Following a meeting with Bovis Homes on 21.06.2019 over these occasional occurrences (and when other matters were also discussed), they have declined to allow or grant us permission to enter and recover any such straying cricket balls from the fields, citing that sensitive ecological surveying work is now currently being undertaken by them and also for Health and Safety reasons.
As such, with IMMEDIATE EFFECT, NO ONE is now permitted to enter these fields to recover such cricket balls. This is not negotiable.
This will undoubtedly cause major issues for the Club for the remainder of the 2019 season and for the sides playing at the Ground with the temporary loss of such balls, particularly on match days when games are taking place but this directive must be respected and adhered to, regardless of the fact that the ball stop netting has yet to be erected by Bovis Homes.