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Chulmleigh Sports Centre
In 1998 Chulmleigh Parish Council set up a working party with representatives from the College and Playing Fields to establish the sport and recreation requirements of the community. The wish list was for a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at the Playing Fields, to improve the tennis courts at the college and to build a new Community Sports Hall on the College site. A Community Steering Group was set up to pursue these objectives. Since then various committees have been responsible as follows:
9th September 1998:
Community working party established.
21st January 1999:
Steering Group set up.
21st November 2005:
Management Commitee formed.
7th December 2006:
Community User Group elected.
28th June 2007:
Chulmleigh Fitness Club formed.
3rd December 2007:
A Community College Sports Hall Governors Committee was set up, acting within delegated powers and consisting of representatives from the community, the college, parish, district and county councils. The management committee was replaced by a community operating committee made up of elected representatives from the community and staff from the college.
21st December 2009:
Chulmleigh Recreational Association (CRA) was constituted and granted charitable status on 10th March 2010 with the objective of promoting sporting and other recreational facilities for the inhabitants and organisations of Chulmleigh and the surrounding area. CRA took over responsibility for the community use of the sports centre on 1st November 2010.
Construction of the MUGA commenced 20th October 2003 and it was opened in June 2004
Funding applications for the tennis courts were submitted in January 2003 by Chulmleigh Tennis Club and the college. Approval of funding from Sport England and the LTA was given in June 2004 and the courts were eventually built and opened in July 2006.
It was announced in February 2003 that work on the new sports hall would commence in September 2003. It was to be completed a year later. In reality that didn't happen! Things finally got underway in March 2005 and on 4th March 2006 the sports hall was opened to the public thanks to The Big Lottery Fund, North Devon District Council, The Community College and Devon County Council.