Tenterden Town Football Club - a Statement for the Kentish Express

23rd Oct 2018

The Town Council, in conjunction with Ashford Borough Council and the Tenterden Schools Trust, have a scheme in place for a new floodlit, state-of-the-art 3G pitch to be provided at Homewood School, costing more than £450,000. Half of this amount will be met from Section 106 funding (developer contributions) to ensure the pitch is fully available to local teams, including Tenterden Town FC, outside school hours.

 

The 3G pitch has been accepted by the Football Association and Sport England as a suitable alternative to a grass pitch for teams playing in leagues above Kent County League, Division 3 Central and East, in which Tenterden play.

 

The charges for using the 3G pitch have been determined by Ashford Borough Council and Tenterden Schools Trust.

 

In addition, it is worth pointing out that the free parking and spectator facilities are well accommodated at Homewood.

 

The club have been invited to the Sports Review sub committee meetings, which have been progressing the new pitch plans, but have not attended. In addition, on August 9, the club was invited to talk to the Town Council specifically to discuss the issue of football pitches, but did not accept

 

Meanwhile, the Council is continuing to make progress towards securing additional traditional grass pitches which could be available to the club, and we remain ready and willing to discuss their concerns.