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Is it 'seconds out' for a new home for Weymouth Boxing Club?


11:22am 13th June 2018

It may be ‘seconds out’ for plans for a new home for Weymouth Boxing Club.

Borough councillors have been told that permission for their proposed new headquarters at The Marsh playing fields had now expired.

Agreement to use the site was originally given in 2015 next to the Moonfleet Indoor Bowling Club.

Cllr Kate Wheller told Tuesday’s borough council management committee that permission expired last week and the council was now in discussions with the club about its future prospects.

“I am not convinced the project will continue in this format,” she said.

Council leader Jeff Cant said he was “very supportive” of the club and would do what he could to help.

“They do a great job,” he said

The council agreed three years ago to provide a grant of £20,000 to support the costs of developing the club with its membership expected to raise around £225,000 for the new building, aided by grant support from Sport England.

It was said at the time that progress would partially depend on the club selling its Hardwick Street headquarters which it has occupied since the 1950s.

The club has recently reported the retirement of long-standing treasurer and committee member Bian Honnor.

By Local Democracy Reporter, Trevor Bevins.

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