We are delighted to say that last night Tandridge District Councillors unanimously voted to award £500,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding to Oxted's Master Park Pavilion project.
The Council is providing the funds from the CIL receipts it receives from residential and commercial developments in the area.
Councillors at the Strategy and Resources Committee meeting heard that the new pavilion will provide much needed additional and improved facilities for the benefit of all the community for many years to come.
The ground floor will consist of a café, large clubroom which can be used for community lettings, a bar, kitchen, and changing facilities. The upper floor will be a large flexible room which can be converted into two smaller rooms, when required for community activities and lettings.
Master Park is a charity that relies on donations and lettings to maintain the park and the new pavilion will be owned and run by the Trustees of the park.
Pammy McNaughton, chairman of the Master Park Trustees said: “On behalf of the Trustees, I should like to say how excited, grateful and overwhelmed we are with the generous grant of £500,000 given towards the Master Park Pavilion Project.
We appreciate the value that Tandridge District Council have invested in us to provide a new pavilion and keep Master Park at the heart of the community.
Together, we are creating a legacy by ensuring the Park’s vital role in the health & wellbeing to ALL who use it.
This is an amazing leap forward on our journey of fundraising and we hope this will encourage the community and local residents to continue raising money for this fantastic project.”
Earlier this year, Oxted Parish Council decided to contribute £90,000 towards the new pavilion from its share of the CIL money.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be around £1.5m.