Although it won’t be officially opened until their annual Cricket Week in mid-July, members at Leverstock Green Cricket Club are already enjoying newly-refurbished facilities after a £200,000-plus overhaul of their Bedmond Road clubhouse.
A combination of fund-raising, cricket authority grants, donations from local organisations and interest-free loans have allowed Levy to raise the necessary capital for a once-in-a-lifetime makeover.
New changing rooms, an increased bar lounge area and extensive improvements all other facilities have been carried out over the winter months, while still maintaining evening trade, thanks to the co-operation of contracted builders Core Building Services Ltd.
Green president Brian Coulshed said of the development: “It’s a hugely exciting time to be part of Leverstock Green Cricket Club.
“We have a lot of work ahead, in terms of fund-raising and planning carefully for our financial future, yet we could only truly secure a bright future for the club by bringing our facilities up-to-date.
“It’ll be a very proud moment when we welcome special guests to officially open the building during our ever-popular Cricket Week.”
In order to facilitate works – in particular to replace the ceiling in the club lounge – the clubhouse will be closed for up to two weeks.
Post-work re-opening is scheduled for some time next week, with Friday night social and Saturday cricket matches remaining unaffected