Various sports based at a local village playing field are being demonstrated
in an 'open day' to attract new visitors and players. All these sports are run by
volunteers who give up their time for free. The Playing field was left to the people of
Cliffe village many years ago and it is now home to the cup winning football team and
successful tennis club. It also has an children's playing area that they are looking to
expand and improve. Also, new sports could be based at the field if they don't clash with
current timetables. During the afternoon, Refreshments and 'take part' activities will
take place for all ages, children and adults.
The committee has worked very hard trying to bring in funding to improve and expand the
facilities it has. But this all takes time and exploring every possible route. Plans are
being drawn up to replace the current pavilion, which is now too small to cope with the
various rules and regulations put in place for modern sport. They would love Peter Crouch
to turn up in his helicopter like the advert, but it isn't as easy as that. Lots of
paperwork has been studied to make a bid for 'Sport England' funding in 2015.
Having helped myself in the past, the committee would love to hear from any more businesses
who could help financially or provide people to help with future plans. Someone reading this
will know who to speak to start the ball rolling, so either contact the committee via myself
or come down on Sunday and introduce yourself at the event.
Trophy Blog #95 ~ Local business owners and shop keepers in the area are always thinking of ways of attracting shoppers and visitorsinto the town. Once new visitors see what is on offer, they could be tempted to leave the near by busy cities and stay longer in Selby. One event happening soon is the Selby Food & Wine Festival due to take place on the 12th July. Lots of local suppliers, caterers and producers are working together to create a bigger and improved attraction for us to attend. This is the third year it has taken place and this time is on a much bigger scale. You may have attended the first two held indoors at Selby Town Hall. Richard Sharp of Mollie Sharp’s Cheese & Deli on Finkle street is the mastermind behind the event along with Tony from Rooms4all and Richard from Heaven & Home. This year a lot of red tape and paperwork has been filled in to make it even better. Selby community groups have pulled out all the stops to move it outdoors so more people can enjoy what is on offer. Richard says that with the cooperation of Selby Town Council and other sponsors, it has been possible to expand the event into the town centre itself. Lots of stalls and food tasting events are taking place outside on the market place outside the Abbey and expanding along Finkle street itself. This will be a great day out with something for everyone, so why not go and try something different, get tasting something new as it may become your new favourite food! Check out their website http://www.selbyfoodfestival.co.uk/ or call into mollies cheese shop for more details.