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Issue No 523 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
9 March - 22 March 2010 Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08)
Gloucestershire stadium plans receive council backing
By Pete Hayman for hosting international
matches and help to secure
Gloucestershire County Cricket the long-term future of the
Club (GCCC) has been handed a venue, which has been used by
boost after planning officials at GCCC since 1888 and has
the local authority backed hosted one day international
plans for a major renovation of fixtures since 1999.
the County Ground, Bristol. GCCC chair Rex Body said: "It
Two planning applications is difficult to stress the
submitted for the redevelop- importance of the proposed
ment of the club's Nevil Road developments to our long term
venue – due to be considered future in Bristol, not only for
on 10 March – have been the county team and the club
recommended for approval by Plans include increasing seating capacity at the ground to 20,000 as a whole but also for our
officers at Bristol City Council. surrounding community.
The council's development 20,000 and the creation of a enabling development of "We have also worked
control (north) committee will new media centre. accommodation units for 350 particularly hard to design in
determine the fate of the Improved conference and students form part of the plans. transport and access measures
proposals, which include hospitality facilities, an The redevelopment has been which we believe will actually
increasing the County Ground's upgraded BS7 fitness club to designed to meet England and improve the traffic situation for
seating capacity by 4,000 to include a swimming pool and Wales Cricket Board standards our immediate neighbours."
Grange Paddocks reopens after £1.89m upgrade
Regeneration
Additions at SLM-run centre include 85-station fitness suite and exercise studio
boost for Barry
The Welsh Assembly
By Tom Walker the equipment along with Government has an-
Power Plate and Trixter. nounced that Barry, South
Grange Paddocks Leisure Desigs for the new-look gym Wales, is to become a
Centre in Bishop's Stortford, were drawn up by HCD focus of regeneration
Hertfordshire, has reopened Architects on behalf of SLM, efforts after designating
following the completion of a which operates the centre in the local area as a new
£1.89m renovation. behalf of the council. Contrac- Strategic Regeneration
The redevelopment work at tor Phoenix carried out the Area (SRA).
the Everyone Active centre, renovation work. Barry is the seventh
funded by East Herts District Linda Haysey, EHDC's SRA to be established and
Council (EHDC), started in May The centre is operated by executive member for commu- will see the town benefit
2009 to provide a new SLM on behalf of the council nity development, leisure and from a long-term strategy
85-station fitness suite and culture, said: "Whether you to revamp the area using
exercise studio. new studio space for dance want to lose weight in the gym procedures pioneered as
The centre's gym, which has classes, as well as offering or get fit with a group class, part of the Heads of the
been enlarged from a 26-sta- pilates, yoga and body pump the new facilities are both top Valley initiative.
tion facility, also provides a courses. Precor has supplied quality and affordable."
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