08 Jan Extended Play at Eltham Park South
Extended Play at Eltham Park South’ has successfully been shortlisted for the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund. It’s now over to local residents to vote for their favourite project by the 20 January 2019.
Imagine playing on moss free tennis courts, enjoying a game with friends and family under flood-lights, rallying over brand spanking new tennis nets with centre straps, and maybe even picking up a top tip or two with a free tennis session. Our proposal to the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund for £8k plans to provide local people who want to play tennis with just that!
It’s now over to residents to vote for their favourite community project by completing the on-line application or by visiting the Eltham Centre Library before the dead-line of 20 January, 2019.
The competition is tough, with twelve worthy projects in the Eltham and Shooters Hill area short-listed. The three most popular proposals will be awarded funding and we want Extended Play at Eltham Park South to be one of them!
The on-line application will only take two minutes of your time and everyone living in Eltham and Shooters Hill is encouraged to vote for ‘Extended Play at Eltham Park South’ as their number one choice by registering and completing the application at https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/growthfund
How will the funding be used?
Our goal is to encourage and facilitate family friendly tennis activity, provided on well-maintained park courts, which are accessible and safe to play throughout the year at Eltham Park South.
The funding will be utilised in 3 ways:
Enabling players to turn on the floodlights – currently there is no independent play permitted during these months because the floodlight switches are inaccessible to the general public.
Full moss & debris clean across 4 hard courts making them safe to play all year round – a build up of moss often renders the macadam surface too hazardous to play in wet conditions throughout the winter months
Provision of a free 60 minute ‘floodlit’ evening session for 18 weeks in Autumn / Winter 2019 – this session will be led by TwistFizz coaches and aimed at getting more people enjoying tennis
The three parts interlink to attract and inspire more people to take up tennis for health and well-being.
How will I be able to access flood-light tennis?
You will be able to purchase credits to use the flood-lights via a smart card. Once you have a charged smart card and a court booking, you’ll be able to slot your smart card into the meter to turn on the flood-lights. After play the lights will either turn off or the next booking will insert their card to keep the flood-lights running! As per local planning flood-lit tennis finishes at 9pm.
What is the Greenwich Neighbourhood Fund?
The fund uses money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) a scheme that allows the Council to raise money from development to use on improving infrastructure. A portion of this, called Neighbourhood CIL, is allocated to local projects.
The Neighbourhood growth fund in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is divided into four neighbourhoods. Eltham Park South falls into area one, Eltham and Shooters Hill and there is a total of £152,014 available. The Eltham and Shooters Hill area includes:
- Coldharbour and New Eltham
- Eltham North
- Eltham South
- Eltham West
- Middle Park and Sutcliffe
In partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Twistfizz is committed to improving access to the public tennis facilities at Eltham Park South and ensuring that activity and facilities are sustainable for our future generations to enjoy!