Flood defence funding for Ross Sports Centre
The Sports Club will be receiving much needed funding from the Football Foundation and Herefordshire Community Foundation to install flood defences.
In total they will be receiving just over £20,000, with £15,342 from the Football Foundation and £5000 from the Herefordshire Community Foundation, which will help towards defending the centre from future flood damage.
A spokesperson said: “The flooding in February was devastating. The clubhouse has been closed since and work is ongoing, as the landlord, Herefordshire Council, have taken responsibility for its repair.
“We were overwhelmed with people’s generosity and support following the flooding, the whole community worked together to help us. When we do eventually get the clubhouse back it will be superb with new longer bar, additional toilet, new flooring, furnishings, updated kitchen and decor.
“One key area for us though after going through all this was ensuring the flooding does not affect the club and sports centre again in the future like it did this February.
“The flood system we have the grant for is a fully passive proposal which once installed will operate to provide flood protection to a height of 900mm above the current concrete base level of the building perimeter. This will go a substantial way to mitigating any future flooding of the building. The company installing it have done a lot of work for the Football Association and come highly recommended.
“Thank you again to the Football Foundation and Herefordshire Community Foundation. A lot of people and clubs will benefit from their kindness and generosity.”