Cottingham Lawn Tennis Club has completed works at the club with £97,451.40 awarded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.
The works included replacing the existing floodlights and repairs to the Clubhouse roof which involve stripping the existing felt and overcladding the roof.
This project was part of the club’s wider improvement plans for the site.
Doug Jennings, Chairman of Cottingham Lawn Tennis Club, said:
“We are very grateful to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the funding. This will allow the club to make more use out of the clubhouse post COVID, as the roof no longer leaks and the floodlights are now far more efficient both in terms of energy use and quality of the light.
Previously when a bulb went out we had to hire a cherry picker to replace the bulbs each time and there was always a worry that another would go shortly afterward, but the new LED lights have a 20-year life span.
This funding has allowed the club to have the infrastructure in place to further develop the playing facilities in the future.”
Councillor Gary McMaster, the portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, added:
“Congratulations to Cottingham Lawn Tennis Club for completing these important works, and it is very pleasing that they have been funded by Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval.”
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