The outdoor tennis courts close to the Apollo youth club building on the Campus are ready for free use from the start of August. Youth club members will be able to use the courts on club evenings, and a number of racquets and tennis balls will be made available.
At other times the courts will be unlocked and available for free use according to demand. The main gate to the site is from Harrisons Lane, and this is unlocked at certain times. However there is pedestrian access via the gate on Bungay Road and the footpath. Please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in using the courts, and watch for further notices of opening times. We are keen for people to have fun playing tennis, and get in lots of practice.
Campus trustees ask simply that you respect the facilities and other court users. Please take any litter home with you, or use the litter bins outside the Apollo building.
As usual the Campus will be hosting tag rugby for all ages on the grass pitches on Monday evenings.
On 4 July, the first meeting of the Campus Arts Advisory Group was held. This is made up of people involved in the arts locally, and representatives from several arts-related organisations. Drawing on their expertise, knowledge and imagination, the Campus aims to ensure that the new facilities are designed in the best possible way to create a pleasing and stimulating environment. This includes the quality of materials used in construction, and the creation of walkways, seating, planting and siting of art works across the Heathy Neighbourhood area.
The Halesworth Campus Development Board continues to meet regularly to coordinate efforts and advance the overall Campus project. The board brings together representatives of Sentinel Leisure Trust, CTS, Castlemeadow Care, Pulse Fitness, Halesworth Health, and Halesworth Volunteer Centre. It is chaired by Edward Hare, an independent chairperson who has experience of other major partnership projects. Two working groups support the Development Board:
- The Property Group co-ordinates all property matters – including sales, leases, planning & design, the build phases.
- The Operations Group co-ordinates all operational matters – including publicity, volunteering, transport and public/community art
At this exciting time of development in the Campus Project, we are looking to strengthen the board of Halesworth Campus with two or three new trustees. As a volunteer, you will need to have time and a real commitment to the objectives of the charity Halesworth Campus. We would welcome especially individuals with skills in fund raising, administration, communication and knowledge of sports development. To express an interest and receive further details, including job description and person specification, email email@example.com.
On 6 May a joint public exhibition was held at Halesworth Library. On display were the plans for sport and fitness facilities on Halesworth Campus, and the health and care facilities to be built on Dairy Hill. It was a chance for people to see the site plans, building elevations and timelines covering all aspects of the project. They could also talk to trustees of HCL, HPFA, and Halesworth Health, and to the leaders of Castlemeadow Care, the company planning to develop the new health facilities. 170 people attended, including the two local MPs. Feedback from those attending the exhibition was overwhelmingly positive.