The College Residents Association Group are delighted with the tennis and basketball court maintenance re-surfacing work at Alexandra Recreation Ground – The Residents Association led council has a planned ongoing maintenance and repair programme for its sports facilities within its capital projects, as well as other funding bids in place for our borough tennis courts, where tennis is free for all borough residents.
For example, the tennis courts in Auriol Park were resurfaced and reinstated in 2014 and those at Court Recreation Ground in 2015. The Alexandra Recreation tennis courts were scheduled for repairs in 2017 and all of our local residents have the opportunity to utilise free tennis at Alexandra Recreation Ground, or at any of our other borough tennis courts within Epsom & Ewell.
Actively supporting ‘recreation for all’, highlighted by the recent successes at the Surrey Youth Games, the Residents Association led council has successfully made three funding bids to ‘Inspired Facilities’ and upgraded Court Recreation Ground Astro pitch in 2013, refurbished the changing rooms in Gibraltar Recreation Ground Pavilion in 2013 and installed a new Skate Park facility in Long Grove Park in 2014. Lastly, following two successful bids to Surrey County Council’s Community Improvement Fund, the Residents Association have installed a new skate park facility in Cox Lane in 2013 and upgraded and extended the playground in Gatley Avenue in 2016.
The College Residents Association Group believe this is an excellent record of improving local sports facilities for our residents, especially at a time of constraint on local authority grant funding.