Club to vote on courts pro­ject

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Mem­bers of Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club could be asked to vote on whether to trans­form the courts at Burn­side as early as next month.

The club com­mit­tee have set a pro­vi­sional date of Fe­bru­ary 9 for an EGM on the is­sue.

They are now wait­ing to hear if their fi­nal fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions have been suc­cess­ful, with re­sponses ex­pected in the next few days.

Pres­i­dent Gareth El­lor be­lieves the pro­ject will move quickly if the fund­ing is se­cured. He said: “We have a num­ber of fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions to be de­ter­mined this month and if all goes well we will have the EGM as early as Fe­bru­ary. .

“Things look pos­i­tive but we will know more by the end of Jan­uary.

“Hope­fully things will hap­pen quite quickly. I’m pretty cer­tain the plan will get voted through.

“We have kept our pre­ferred con­trac­tors warned but ob­vi­ously we can’t sign any­thing un­til the vote is taken. Once we get it passed we want to crack on and we are look­ing at hav­ing the courts up and run­ning by June or July.”

The club have ran a hugely suc­cess­ful cam­paign to raise money for the pro­ject, en­ti­tled Re­turn to Splen­dour.

Mem­bers have raised al­most £20,000 them­selves and have nearly se­cured the grants that will take them to the £220,000 needed.

Planning per­mis­sion is al­ready in place for the pro­ject, which in­cludes build­ing a club­house, re­plac­ing fenc­ing and flood­light­ing and pro­vid­ing a raised spec­ta­tor area.

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