Go-ahead for sports ground
AFTER a very long wait, Wolfe Tone and District Youth Club, will finally have the chance to go ahead with a €1 million development of the John Temple Sports Field grounds, as they became the official lease holders.
Over 14 years ago it was first proposed that the club would take over the lease of sports grounds which is better known to locals as the Vevay Field.
Up until now Bray Town Council have the lease on the Vevay Field but it’s ownership remains with Kilruddery.
The sports grounds are used by the Wolfe Tone District Club and other local clubs.
Councillor John Byrne, who first proposed the handing over of the lease and who has campaigned for it since the beginning, spoke at length at last week’s Town Council meeting, explaining the conditions of handing over the lease and the club’s intentions to develop the grounds.
‘The present condition of the grounds is appalling but over time the Wolfe Tone District Club are willing to spend in the region of €1 million developing the grounds,’ said Cllr Byrne. A huge number of representatives from the Wolfe Tone Club and other clubs who use the grounds attended the meeting.
One of the conditions the club’s had before signing the lease was that Bray Town Council would take full responsibility to secure the grounds by fencing off the fields.
This was agreed by the Town Council.
‘This has been a long time coming, a long drawn out saga which is finally ended and people can get on with what they do best,’ said Cllr. Pat Vance.
A unanimous decision was made by the Town Council members to hand over the lease.
The Vevay Field has been given the all clear for a €1m development.