Caves Field saved from development
After years of fighting to save Quorn's cricket pitch (Cave’s
Field) from residential development, the Parish Council eventually purchased
the land for the village in 2002 and has signed a long lease with the
Cricket Club for its continued use.
The battle could not have been won without the overwhelming support
of the village and the many others who helped with their time and encouragement,
Unfortunately it is impossible to write letters of thanks to everybody
who helped or contributed. However the Cave’s Field Action Committee,
the Cricket Club and the Parish Council would like to thank everyone
involved, in particular the many villagers who donated their time or
money or both. However small the contribution, it helped, and this vital
open space has been saved because of that help.
Caves Field Action Committee, who took up the cause right from the start,
raised nearly £9000, mostly from donations. The money was used
for legal fees and expenses, eventually facilitating a settlement by
the interested parties and enabling the land to be bought by the Parish
The Parish Council wishes to improve the ground as a recreational facility
for the village and various proposals are to be explored.
George Farnham, Cave’s Field’s original benefactor, would
be rightly proud of the efforts to maintain his gift to the village he
loved. Thank you all again.
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