On Saturday 3rd May the Chiseldon FC senior team played in the final of the George Thomas / Don Rogers Cup at the Swindon Supermarine Stadium. The Team had reached the final after being victorious in three earlier rounds, including a hard-fought 4-2 semi-final victory against tough opposition from a higher division.
The final saw Chiseldon play against a strong Old Town United team which has enjoyed a solid season in the league above. Unfortunately the difference in standard between the teams began to tell when Old Town raced to a 3-0 lead by half time – despite Chiseldon playing some good football.
However, the second half was a much more even affair with Chiseldon continuing to play nice football without, unfortunately, capitalising on a number of chances that were created. The final score was 4-1 but all involved can be very proud of Chiseldon FC’s achievement in making the final and putting on a good show. The aim is now to go one step further next season and hopefully lift the trophy!
The Tennis Club is undergoing improvements to its courts, lighting and security in order to attract new members and bring the facilities into ‘match readiness’ – meaning the Club will be able to play in competitions once again.
Swindon Borough Council recently granted planning permission for the work, after
long deliberations (mainly concerning the lighting, which was deemed to be too high).
The total cost of renovation will be very near £100,000 with the funds provided by a variety of supporters and the Club itself. Work has already started and should be completed by the end of May.
A scheme to improve safety in New Road, as well as reinforcing the speed limit, is up for final approval by Swindon Borough Council (SBC).
If successful there will be a “build-out” near to the entrance of Canney Close which will form a barrier similar to the scheme in operation at South
Marston – which is reputed to work very well.
Residents who have concerns about HGVs and school buses passing the build-out should rest easy as sufficient room will be allowed.
We do not have an exact date for the SBC meeting that will consider the Scheme but it should not take too long.