The successful opening of Gnosall's new tennis court located on The Acres was held on Saturday 18th August. Many people attended and enjoyed a fun packed morning participating in a number of sports related activities provided free of charge by Sporting Schools Ltd, a local based company, including tennis, basketball, football, archery a very popular inflatable assault course.
The tennis court facility is currently free to use and is open all day. Since opening, the court has been well used and many favourable comments have been received by the parish council. The court will be used as part of a GFest sports day event next July, more details of this will follow in the coming months.
The court was financed from a financial contribution of £50,000 from Staffordshire County Council and in the near future, outdoor gym equipment will be added around the court. Two benches were provided by local ladies, Mrs Terri Roberts and Mrs Helen Bundy in memory of their late husbands for which the Parish Council is very grateful. Mrs Roberts and Mrs Bundy were invited to join County Councillor Mark Winnington to carry out the official opening.
GG’s Youth Club Update
GG’s Youth Club has gone from strength to strength over the last year! We have had dozens of new members for both Youth Clubs over the last few months, who all enjoy the activities we do. The Junior Youth Club is attracting between 30 and 35 members each week and the Senior Youth Club is having a steady 10 members each week, with a high of 18 more recently.
In August, GG’s planned a Water Party that was enjoyed by everyone! We emptied 10 litres of washing up liquid and filled over 500 water balloons!
At the end of the School Holidays, we hired a 30m Inflatable Assault course that all the children and volunteers enjoyed. The Inflatable is a popular choice with the children when we ask them what they would like to have to celebrate the end of the school holidays.
We recently organised a Village Ramble in aid of BBC Children in Need in conjunction with the programme Countryfile, and we hope some of our pictures may be published on the programme itself. We had 42 people and raised just over £80 for the cause. We rambled along the across the Boardwalk, along the railway, up and down Broadhill and back to the picnic area. There we had a selection of drinks and cakes, all donated by 2 members of the public and any remaining (monetary!) donations we added to the pot.
GG’s has a lot of plans for the upcoming months including a Hallowe’en party and a Christmas extravaganza!