Congresbury Recreation Club wants to strengthen its management committee and put in place a new code of conduct for all members.
The King George V Trustees, who have overall responsibility for the management of the fields and all activity on them and who delegate the day to day management to the Rec Club, have appointed cricket club president Les Owen as interim chairman. He will serve until the end of 2021.
Mr Owen paid tribute to his predecessor Andy Elvin for the work he has done over the last three years to improve the club and change its image.
“The Rec Club is for all members and sports participants and should present a welcoming, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere,” said Mr Owen.
Mr Owen, a lifelong Liverpool fan and Anfield season ticket holder who played local league football around Bristol for many years, said:
“My personal motivation in taking this on for six months is to help create an environment that is conducive to participation in sport and recreation by all in the village, and to try to ensure that the Rec is operating and managed in a way that maximises the chances of funding support for a new building.”
The Trustees have asked Mr Owen to strengthen the Rec Club committee and make it more representative of the village. The club rules and code of conduct for members will also be reviewed.
A key objective will be to produce a three-year plan for the club as part of the application process for grant funding for a new clubhouse.
“Once lockdown eases I would hope that all villagers will feel able to become members and help us secure the Rec Club’s future as a centre of sport and recreation in Congresbury,” said Mr Owen.
The Rec Club committee would welcome contact from anyone who would like to learn more about the plans for the future and who may be interested in helping. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org