With our plans to develop Nethermoor continuing, we are to hold an Open Evening for local residents to join us and share our ideas.
The event will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd between 4 pm and 7 pm, with all welcome to attend.
Guiseley AFC has a long tradition and proud history as a community football club serving Aireborough, and over the course of its 105-year history has become an intrinsic part of the local area.
Earlier this year we announced that we are looking to develop our facilities at Nethermoor, our home for almost a century, both for the benefit of our local community and for our spectators. One of our main aims is to provide financially self-sustaining facilities that will secure the long-term future of our club.
As part of the planning application process, we held an open day to share our plans with the local residents, supporters, and members of the wider community. Most of those who attended were positive about our plans; however, a small number held some concerns about the proposed facilities. We have listened to those concerns and have made the following adjustments to our proposals:
– Our neighbours, Guiseley Cricket Club, were concerned about the way the facilities would affect the playing view from their ground. We have since met with committee members from the cricket club and collectively identified changes that we can make to ensure our plans address their concerns.
– Some local residents raised questions about the proposed community building. We have listened to their views, and adjusted the design to ensure it presents a sympathetic appearance to the local environment.
– Some in the wider community were not clear how the facilities might benefit the local area. We are in no doubt that our facilities will benefit the community, and we will continue to build upon our existing links and work with community groups and charities that make a difference to young and old in our community. Opportunities to expand them when the facilities are in place include working with Action for Children, Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly and Disabled (AVSED), and Green Meadows School.
The work we carry out with the community and charities can clearly be seen by some of the support we have received from local people, such as this letter from the MP Stuart Andrew
, and this letter from Sue Ryder
Wheatfields. A full list of the positive work we do is available on the Community section
of our website.
In line with our community values, we would now like to offer our neighbours, supporters and members of the wider community the opportunity to view the revised plans at our open evening next week.