Since opening in March the Ashbourne Sports & Community Partnership (ASCP) Offer is getting stronger and stronger.
Ashbourne community organisations are now using the new Pavilion as their new home to provide a wide range of community and leisure opportunities. This includes:
Do you want to help local community organisations in Ashbourne maximise their potential?
If the answer is Yes, then Ashbourne Sports & Community Partnership (ASCP) is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced administrator to help manage the Partnership’s Community Offer at the new Pavilion on Ashbourne Recreation Ground.
Experience of sport and community work particularly, specifically in the Ashbourne area, will be helpful.
Hours of work – 10 per week, minimum subject to discussion.
Salary – Competitive salary
If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Mr David Wood, ASCP Secretary, for a job profile and person specification
7 Northwood Rise, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1BF
We recently received a mention in the Ashbourne News Telegraph, with regards to the success of our project so far and the aims for the pavilion and project going forward.
Read what the Ashbourne News Telegraph said about us below:
"IT'S easy to overlook the scale of achievement we've seen as the town's Pavilion in the Park really starts to take shape. By the time the winter months roll in, we'll be settling into what promises to be a fantastic new asset for Ashbourne, which has been the result of the best part of a million pounds all being channelled into the community.
For our sports teams, it will mean they can continue to flourish, and progress through their leagues without the embarrassment of crumbling facilities welcoming their guests at the end of each match. And for our community groups, whether they're serving young or old people, we now have a new meeting place, which will provide a platform for development and learning, for meeting and gathering, for many years to come. And this fabulous new building overlooks a facility we often take for granted. Our recreation ground is a massive green space enjoyed by thousands of people, through so many generations.
Whether they're battling for sporting prowess on the rugby pitch, trying to bowl the winning over at cricket, or even if they're just walking their dog, people should feel very fortunate to have this well-kept patch of grass on their doorsteps.
Hopefully the completion of the pavilion will give people the incentive to look after the area better, to pick up litter and dog mess, and to refrain from petty vandalism. It's an asset we've worked hard for, and it's going to be a welcome and valued addition to the town."
A generous donation towards our project by Severn Trent was covered in the Ashbourne News Telegraph on the 28th July, and covers an insight into some of the sponsors and fundraising surrounding the project.
You can read the article by Ashbourne News Telegraph below:
"ASHBOURNE'S blossoming Pavilion in the Park has been given a financial boost from the water provider Severn Trent that represents the largest grant the firm has ever paid out in Derbyshire.
The volunteers behind the £830,000 project to build a new cutting edge pavilion on the recreation ground were given a grant of £120,133 from the Severn Trent Community Fund, the county's biggest handout and the fourth biggest handout in the Severn Trent region. The funding will help the Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership complete their maxim of creating a purpose-built facility which can be used by a wide spectrum of the community. David Wood, secretary of the partnership, said: “This is a magnificent grant from Severn Trent Community Fund, which has meant that the partnership can complete the new Pavilion in the Park for the benefit of Ashbourne and surrounding villages. “We are delighted to know that this is the fund's largest grant in Derbyshire which demonstrates confidence in community-led regeneration and is hopefully a model for other community groups in the area." Sue Heyes, Severn Trent Water's Community Fund Officer said: “It's great to see projects like this being developed right in the heart of the community. "It will bring so many opportunities for local people to engage in the range of activities planned and Severn Trent are thrilled to support the provision of a much-needed community space."
The partnership has been working for several years on attracting funding for the building and seven funders have been secured to top up the local fundraising, enabling the construction to go ahead. Among the supporters was the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, which paid out the final £30,000 and helped to take the campaign over the line.
The new pavilion will comprise four sports changing rooms meeting English Cricket Board and Football Foundation standards; a community café and bar; and a community hub. The building is due to be completed by the end of October, and it will also provide a new space for health and well-being programmes provided by Derbyshire Dales District Council as well as ICT learning opportunities for the young and elderly through the creation of a new Ashbourne Digital Learning Centre. The partnership is working with Ashbourne 50+ Forum on this initiative along with ACE Youth Trust.
Mr Wood said: “It’s extremely rewarding to see the new pavilion start to take shape. “The old pavilion was over 60 years old and starting to become unsuitable for purpose or use by the community.
“It was high time our community had a state-of-the-art facility that could be used by the whole community.”
Darren Middleton, Tarmac’s Powders Business manager from nearby Ballidon Quarry said: “Against the backdrop of a year in which community activities were few and far between, it is wonderful to see this facility start to take shape.
“We are pleased that Tarmac was able to make a contribution to top up the significant amount the Partnership had already raised.
“This kind of practical project which will deliver widereaching benefits to the local community is exactly what Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund aims to achieve.”
Other funders included The Football Foundation; the England and Wales Cricket Board; Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Garfield Weston Trust and Tarmac."
As our project progresses and the pavilion begins to come to life, we would love to keep you updated along every step of the way.
Here, you can find recent posts by members of the committee on the progress of the project, including snippets of local news articles, images that we have taken and the plans moving forward, to keep you in the loop week by week.
Our new site aims to include you, the community, as much as possible throughout the process, and so we would love to hear your comments and feedback on our posts, as well as any suggestions you might have for us moving forward.
Our aims for this project, and for our new identity include:
We are excited as much as you to see this brand new development in our town, and on behalf of the rest of the committee I can say that we are looking forward to sharing the progression of the pavilion over the coming months, and we hope to see you in there on opening day!