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Cricket Field, Station Road, Burgh le Marsh

News Release

ANGER OVER PROPOSED SALE OF FORMER CRICKET FIELD

People in Burgh le Marsh are up in arms over proposals to sell the former cricket field on Station Road in the town.

The Trustees of the now dormant cricket club first put the field up for sale in 2017.

Following a public outcry, the Burgh Town Council managed to prevent the imminent sale by registering the field as a Community Asset with East Lindsey District Council.

The Town Council feel they have archived minutes and other documents that show that the Trustees must first offer the field to the Town Council.

With the August deadline fast approaching when the Community Asset will expire the Town Council believe the Trustees are dragging their feet in coming to an agreement over the Town Councils proposal to take the field under Guardian trusteeship for the continued use and enjoyment of the people of Burgh.

Burgh le Marsh Town Mayor Cllr. Neil Cooper said “We have been trying now for some months without success to engage in a sensible dialogue with the Trustees. We feel that the field will be sold to provide ever more housing and we are trying to keep the Cricket field as a green space for the people of Burgh and we also have local people who are keen to be involved in the resurgence of local cricket”.