GRAYS Athletic board member Glyn Jarvis has provided an update on the progress made for a new community football facility in Grays.
Mr Jarvis said: “As you will recall, we enlisted support for responses to the Council’s Local Plan survey document in February/early March this year.
Around 700 responses were submitted supporting the allocation of land within the Plan for a new community football facility in the north Grays/Blackshots area.
We are extremely grateful for this fantastic response which will be taken into account as the Local Plan moves on to the next stage later this year.
Meantime, the club continues its discussions with the Council and the management of the new Orsett Heath Academy planned in north Grays for an additional 1200 secondary school pupils. Additional land to complement the educational provision with a comprehensive sports development is very high on the agenda for these discussions and we hope that progress will be made soon.
The forthcoming football season is a crucial one for the club as we need a home we can call our own as soon as possible to establish a sustainable community business for many years to come.
We hope our growing number of supporters will respond to our requests to help us to broaden our influence in Thurrock and will make every endeavour to keep everyone advised of progress as we move into the 2019-20 football season.
GAFC Board Member and Life President