Tews Lane Community Pavilion


Welcome to the Public Consultation for the proposed Community Pavilion at The Queen Elizabeth II Sports Facility (Tews Lane).   For a number of years, we have aspired to enhance Tews Lane and provide additional facilities for the community. There is Section 106 funding available that could be put towards the project, but we need to ensure that what we are proposing will be supported and is what you want to see!   We envisage the Tews Lane Community Pavilion being a hub that can provide sports, health and wellbeing clubs and activities.


Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, where people of all ages and abilities can meet and participate in social and physical activities, support groups and our hope is to attract hires that could enhance the health and wellbeing of our community.


We are keen to explore further links with the Barnstaple Football Clubs to provide further clubs/activities for local people particularly the younger generation and during the school holidays to help reduce anti-social behaviour and provide services for the residents of our community.


We have completed a short consultation exercise to find out what kind of groups/clubs that residents in the local area would like to see at Tews Lane, these include:


  • Running Groups
  • Walking Groups
  • Dance/Fitness Classes
  • Snooker / Table Tennis
  • Skateboarding
  • Short Mat Bowling Club
  • Arts/Crafts Groups
  • Memory Cafe for people with dementia and their careers.
  • Learning basic computer skills particularly Facebook for older residents to stay connected and be able to access virtual GP appointments.


The proposal seeks to extend the existing changing facilities to provide a modern multi use community building. The building has been designed with flexible space at the heart of the scheme. The main hall space can be segregated into two separate areas whilst each having independent access to the facilities. A separate private meeting space has also been provided. A dedicated kitchen area with external serving hatch will provide access to the football pitches for match days or other community events.


Architecturally the proposal will complete the existing changing facilities and provide a contemporary design approach the area has been so dearly waiting for.


We would welcome your views on our proposals as shown below.  The consultation period will run until 30th November 2020.
Please title your comments 'Tews Lane Community Pavilion' and send them to: enquiries@woodward-smith.co.uk

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