The trustees of Marlow Sports Club are delighted to share some very positive news.
On behalf of the Club's membership, we have acquired a further 9.5 acres of undeveloped.That now gives us a total of circa 20 acres of recreational space for the local community.
There are no immediate plans to develop the site, but over the coming months the Trustees will consult with the Club's Sections, our neighbours and the Club's supporters in the Community as to how the site can be developed for the benefit of all, consistent with our charitable objective; 'To provide sporting and recreational facilities for the people of Marlow'.
The Sports Report - Issue 1
Read the first issue of our newsletter, the Sports Report, for members and friends of Marlow Sports Club...
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Land purchase agreed!
On 9 March 2011, Marlow Sports Club finally came to an agreement with Whitbread and others to purchase the land on Pound Lane, thereby providing itself and the different sports sections with full security of tenure and a guarantee that the Club's sports facilities would remain available not just for current but also for all future generations.
The Club therefore now enters a very exciting period. With security of tenure comes the opportunity to take full responsibility for the interests of the sports sections and their members and plan expansion of the Club’s facilities for the benefit of all.
As part of the process, Marlow Sports Club has also now been registered as a charity, with the objective to further ‘the interests of social welfare for the sports, recreation or other leisure time occupation of the inhabitants of Marlow, Bucks and the surrounding area’
Marlow Sports Club is pleased to confirm it has become a charity, managed by five independent trustees. The change in the Club's status marks a big step forward in its exciting plans for the future, placing the land on Pound Lane in trust for future generations of the local community to use for sport and leisure. As a charity, all money raised through the Club's activities will go directly towards this aim.
The five trustees will not only protect the land for the future, but will manage the running of the Club, and will oversee its long-term plans and objectives, including building it into the sporting heart of the town. With the change to a charity, the organisational framework is finally in place for an exciting future of community sport in Marlow.
Chairman John Fordham said:
"This is great news because it shows we're moving forward in our plans for Marlow Sports Club. I'm really proud of the work that many people have put in to help make this happen."