Chipping Sodbury Town Trust has been involved in a number of large and small projects aimed at developing the sports facilities in and around the Ridings. For detailed information please see below :
Chipping Sodbury Town Trust, in partnership with Natural England and South Gloucestershire Council completed a Multi User path between Chipping Sodbury and North Yate in 2008, its 1.8 kilometer length has created a safe route away from the busy road running North from our town.
Drainage of our training ground has been completed, funded by a £40,000 grant won by our success in the 2009 Peoples Millions Big Lottery Fund. Chipping Sodbury Town FC main pitch was drained in 2010 and is one of the best grounds in the league. In 2014 we completed the Diamond Jubilee Path, a 900 metre all weather path that links our car parks to the path network on the Stub Riding. This was funded initially by a donation from the Jubilee Committee, a grant was obtained from Natural England’s P4C funding with additional donations from the Merlin Housing Association, Frome Valley CAG and the Hogweed Trotters.
Drainage will be completed in late 2014 of the raised pitch used by St Nicholas Youth FC. Improvements have been made to drainage of the main cricket pitch and the lower car park as part of the project. Funding of £51k for this was obtained from Sport England’s Places People Play Protecting Playing Fields scheme.
We are in the initial stages of planning our new sports hall, to replace four outdated club houses, with support from all clubs using The Ridings and we hope to incorporate improvements to our car parking facilities at the same time. We are also hoping to assist local schools and wildlife groups by clearing two ponds which we believe have historical value and by creating a bird hide in our plantation.