Development of the new housing on the site at Runwell Hospital continues apace: heavy construction to install services and access routes is well underway and the Sports and Social Club is also ramping up improvements to facilities.
Rayleigh Archery Club is due to move location to a new home on the RHSSC site, closer to the A130 facing North/North East (timing and plans yet to be finalised). A significant requirement for this move is, of course, funding.
The move requires land improvements to the proposed site – notably clearance, levelling, water/drainage, electrical services and access provision. The cost is significant, so members of RTAC committee (namely John, Tracy, Ian B and others) worked extremely hard to construct a convincing bid document for Sport England’s ‘Protecting Playing Fields’ scheme to enable a contribution to the overall cost.
Happily, the bid was successful and RHSS recently received confirmation. The press release announcing this award is linked below.
Many thanks are due to the authors of the bid for making such a strong case and helping to secure the future of RTAC’s outdoor shooting facilities. Much work needs to be done but this puts us in great shape.
Rayleigh Town Archery Club are heavily involved with the ongoing development of the Runwell Hospital site.
We have ambitious plans for extending and improving our facilities to accommodate a growing membership of both able-bodied and disabled archers.
Initial work on the field has given us an extended clubhouse and storage, waste drainage and plumbing for our new toilet block.
Below is a CAD plan of our GNAS-approved field which shows the dimensions in yards. Of note is the mandatory 150yard ‘overshoot’ zone beyond the marked field.
Please take a look at the YouTube videos linked below. These are animatics which give a taste of our vision for the future of Rayleigh Town AC at Runwell.