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Village sports pavilion renovated thanks to grant from community trust

A sports pavilion in the village of Tormarton has been renovated thanks to a grant from Enovert Community Trust. 

The pavilion at Tormarton Recreation Ground was built in 1986 and provides changing and shower facilities for teams using the playing field, including the local football and cricket clubs. 

However, after 32 years’ use the pavilion’s wooden structure had seriously deteriorated and needed urgent repairs to restore the building and make it watertight. Tormarton Recreation Ground received a grant of £9,342 from Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust in Britain) to fund essential repairs, including the replacement of several windows, the roof of the turret and the guttering. 

John Wells, Secretary of the Tormarton Recreation Ground Management Committee, said: “This is the first major building work that has been done since the hall was opened and the project was essential to restore the building to full working order. The Tormarton Recreation Ground Management Committee is indebted to the Enovert Community Trust for awarding this grant which will enable the sports pavilion to withstand the wet and windy weather that we frequently experience in Tormarton during winter time!” 

Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Enovert Community Trust, said: "The Trustees were delighted to provide a grant to renovate the sports pavilion, which provides a vital resource for sporting and leisure activities in the village.” 

Tomarton Recreation Ground is located six miles from Enovert's Shortwood Landfill Site near Bristol.