Secretary of March playing field association hits out at criticism of facilities

THE secretary of a March playing field association has hit out over recent criticism of its changing facilities.

Sue Clenshaw, secretary of Estover Playing Field Association, insists users of the changing rooms are responsible for keeping them clean.

She has also urged dog walkers and members of the public to be more responsible when using the park.

Mrs Clenshaw said: “The picture in last week’s edition shows equipment that was used by one of the clubs to paint the outside of the changing rooms.

“They also used some plywood to repair holes where the changing rooms keep being broken into. Unfortunately, for some reason, the changing room was not cleared of the painting equipment.

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“We all have a responsibility for clearing up broken glass on the field that may cause injury to a footballer, walker or dog.

“Estover is open to the public, young and old alike, and all we ask it that dogs are kept on a leash and that mess is picked up and deposited in the bin provided.”

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Mrs Clenshaw said she needs to be made aware of any blocked toilets and believes a broken shower is the only thing that needs replacing - once it can be paid for.

“Estover has been run by its members who use the field for over 13 years now and in that time players from Hereward Old Boys, March St Marys, March Juniors and Westwood Wanderers managed to clear up after themselves,” Mrs Clenshaw said.

“The town’s athletic club and March Rangers FC relocated to nearby Elm Road Sports Field did not leave because of the changing facilities. They were offered an opportunity to be involved in an exciting project that would help their own club’s development and who could blame them?

“The changing rooms we have are all that we have at this time and as many football will tell you there are far worse.”

Mrs Clenshaw said he hopes for a “positive outcome” when Cambridgeshire FA and the county council look into the state of football provision in the town.

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