Basingstoke Town Community Football Club have sent a feasibility study to key councillors in a crucial step towards the club’s efforts to return to The Camrose.
The feasibility study, which has been put together by Mike Gilham as part of the Community Club’s Save The Camrose Committee with input from several other individuals and groups, provides detail on the vision of Basingstoke Town Community Football Club, to utilise the currently derelict ‘Camrose’ site as a modern and sustainable community sports hub. This vision supports existing Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council policy, regionally focused frameworks and campaigns that are driven at national level. The key reasons why the club are pursuing this vision is because the wider borough needs specific leisure facilities that can be accessed by the community and also because Basingstoke Town Community Football Club need a home where they can thrive, grow and contribute significantly to the community. The feasibility study explains why the community sports hub is needed, what type of facilities are being proposed, the cost of these improvements, funding options, the sustainability of the community sports hub and why Basingstoke Town Community Football Club are best placed to deliver the site over the short- and the long-term.
Councillors have been asked for their feedback by Friday 25th June 2021, before the feasibility study is presented to Basingstoke & Deane Borough Councillors as a whole with the aim of working together towards the next steps in bringing the vision to reality and giving the club, the town and the wider community a sustainable home for football for generations to come.