New pavilion at Seaford Cricket Club is cause for celebration

SEAFORD Cricket Club received a grant of £18,000 to extend its pavilion from Viridor Credits which provides grants from the Landfill Communities Fund.

The money funded a major part of the club's expansion to allow more junior and adult teams to play on the Salts Recreation Ground.

Viridor Credits distributes funding for environmental improvement projects within ten miles of an active Viridor Waste Management landfill site.

Seaford Cricket Club spokesperson Philip Court said: "The club was extremely fortunate to be one of the last recipients of funds from the now closed Beddingham Landfill Site near Lewes."

Further valuable financial assistance was provided by the Sussex Playing Fields Association by way of a grant and loan, and from Seaford Town Council, which provided the third party contribution to release the Viridor funding.

And the club's main sponsor David Jordan Estate Agents made a very generous contribution to the club's development.

Seaford Cricket Club was formed in 1891 and has been playing at the Salts Recreation Ground since 1946.

It first built a pavilion on the Salts in 1987, but since then the expansion of the club has necessitated enhanced space to provide social facilities.

The extension was built by Phil Chapman Builders Ltd and volunteers from the membership were responsible for finishing the exterior cladding and internal decoration.

The new pavilion was officially opened on Monday August 9 during a Junior Festival Cricket match.