Sarah and the members of the Hunstanton Croquet Club wish to thank you all most sincerely for the generous donations we have received for our "Phoenix Fund". Contributions to date amount to nearly £10,000, which means we can with confidence rebuild.
Our architects' plan has gone in for local authority planning permission for consideration at the January meeting. We are assured there should be no problem as it fits the existing footprint, has wheelchair access, and a handicap loo. The brick building includes every vandal proof device built in - metal doors, metal shutters over every window, and security lighting. We hope to be able to replace the lawn equipment for 5 lawns, and put up security fencing around the site but the furnishing of the clubhouse may have to wait.
We have planned the Grand Opening for 5pm on Friday 24th August. It may be sit on a cushion on a concrete floor and bring your own tankard, but we will be a complete club again. We still need money - all planned tournaments will take place as the Cricket Pavilion will be available, but the sooner we can furnish our own building the more comfortable we will all be.
With many thanks to you all.