East Rudham’s outdated pavilion could be replaced with a modern building if plans come to fruition.
The recreational ground committee wants to create a focus for the village by knocking down the old wooden building and replacing it.
Plans have been submitted to West Norfolk Council to construct a new pavilion which would include toilets and changing facilities.
Villagers have been using the playing field in School Road for 90 years and it houses the bowling green and cricket pitch. The application’s design and access statement says that the current building is no longer fit for purpose.
It says: “We believe a new, purpose built, structure would provide a venue for social cohesion of the youth and older generations of the villages and surrounding areas.
“The new build would link the three existing facilities, the cricket pitch, bowls club and all weather surface and would give the option of secondary development for changing facilities for these sporting clubs at a later date.
“The site would provide a location for the development of a youth club to attempt to draw young community members to a focussed point.
“The new structure would provide lavatory facilities within sight of the all-weather playing surface so that the local primary school will be able to use the playing surface, as currently the lack of facilities, within sight of the surface, prevents the children being able to access the facility during school curriculum time.”