Great turnout to view Ashes plans

Great turnout to view Ashes plans

More than 250 people joined trustees over the weekend to look at plans for developing the Ashes Playing Field.

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The three-day event in Howden’s Shire Hall was a chance for the Ashes Playing Field Trust and charity Groundwork – who have helped develop the plans and source funding – to show how the iconic park could look by its centenary year in 2027.

The proposals include creating a new performance area in the derelict spot where the cricket pavilion stood before its destruction by fire last year, and creation of a community building to provide sports changing facilities – particularly vital as Howden AFC have expressed a desire to return to use the park as their main base.

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Other planned changes will refresh the park’s infrastructure, with the main field levelled with improved drainage and access points improved.

We want to add to the Daphne D’Ark Playpark to ensure it is accesable for children of all abilities, while an outdoor gym and all-weather sport pitches could be added to the smaller field.

All development will take into account the unique heritage of the park. We want to make sure we celebrate our past and will be carrying out an ongoing history project to collect those memories and share them with future generations.

You can view more details, and download a pdf, of our proposals here.