An improved pitch will benefit sports teams in Glynde thanks to Veolia Environmental Trust donating £23,000 for a new mower.
Glynde and Beddingham Cricket Club have been given the grant to buy the mower, which will also support the stoolball club and members of the public who use the important village Recreation Ground.
The club is using a worn out 20 year old mower that is not compliant with current environmental safety or emissions standards.
Chairman of the club William Jones said: “This grant is great news for Glynde and the recreation ground’s users.
“The new mower will benefit the village’s cricket and stoolball clubs, who play both league and friendly matches on the ground.
“It will also mean that the recreation ground will be a better space for all when sport is not being played.”
Executive director of Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor added: “We are pleased to be helping the cricket club purchase the new mower and I look forward to hearing about how it has ‘made the cut’ for the club and Glynde’s residents.”
The grant was awarded at a quarterly board meeting on Monday March 23, when 36 grants totalling more than £1.4m were awarded to community and environmental projects across the UK by Veolia Environmental Trust.
To find out more visit http://glyndebeddingham.play-cricket.com/