Friday 10th July 2020
Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association would like to thank Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council for their support in helping the Association through the Coronavirus crisis.
During the crisis, it has been necessary to reduce grounds maintenance to the absolute minimum required. This has been to minimise costs while ensuring that the playing surfaces at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground can be quickly brought up to playing-ready standard.
Andy Clinch, the Association's primary groundsman, has done a terrific job of doing just that, so that sport can quickly be resumed as soon as the government and relevant governing bodies give the green light.
What many may not know is that Andy is in fact employed by Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council; the Sports Association have contracted the grounds maintenance contract to the Council so that cover is available for Andy's holidays and absence.
The Town Council have been exceptionally supportive throughout the crisis. They have been flexible in helping the Association reduce the hours required for grounds maintenance, and thus reduce costs to the minimum necessary. And the Sports Association has now been able to take that flexibility into the terms of the contract renewal for the next year.
The Sports Association - and its constituent clubs (including Royal Wootton Bassett Town FC) - would therefore like to thank Andy Clinch, John Macindoe (who manages the Council's grounds team), Town Clerk Jonathan Bourne and the Council's Amenities Committee for their valuable support.Last modified on Friday 10th July 2020 at 11:04.