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At last! Work is under-way to construct £500K sports pavilion at Estover Playing Field in March




It's been well over 30 years in the making but today (Monday) was a momentous one for sports fans in March as work got under-way on a new £500,000 pavilion at Estover Playing Field.

Cutting of the First Sod at Estover Playing Field in March ..LtoR, Lee Batchelor, Simon Rutterford, Luca Rutterford, Jan French, Steve Count, Kit Owen, Nigel Harris, Martin Field, Chris Hodson. (3093532)
Cutting of the First Sod at Estover Playing Field in March ..LtoR, Lee Batchelor, Simon Rutterford, Luca Rutterford, Jan French, Steve Count, Kit Owen, Nigel Harris, Martin Field, Chris Hodson. (3093532)

Campaigners fought for decades for improved sports facilities at Estover Playing Field but a previous reluctance by the landowning Cambridgeshire County Council to grant a long-term lease stymied progress.

But that is history and now, with a 99-year lease at a peppercorn rent safely secured by March Town Council,work began on Monday with Kit Owen, chairman of the Estover Playing Field board of trustees cutting the first sod for the new pavilion.



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