Issued: November 14, 2018
Town council supports football club over shelter request
Calls from Epping Town Football Club for a permanent shelter with spectator seating on the Stonards Hill recreation ground are being supported by Epping Town Council.
Councillors have agreed to back the idea with the council set to work with the club on applications for grant funding.
A previous metal shelter was removed by the council following incidents of anti-social behaviour.
Councillor Holly Whitbread said the old structure was "causing a lot of distress to neighbouring residents".
Councillor Tony Church said the football club had "burst into life" under its new regime while councillor Whitbread said the recent growth of the club had been "excellent" with the club having a "great social media presence".
Town Mayor Nigel Avey told Tuesday's council meeting: "We have been fully behind the team."
It has been estimated that a lockable shelter could cost between £10,000 and £15,000.