Changing it up at local facility

Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded a thriving recreation ground in Telford with a grant to update the changing rooms.


St George's Recreation Ground changing rooms are to undergo a refurbishment having been awarded a grant by the Veolia Environmental Trust.

The charity has been granted over £30,000 to refurbish the changing rooms and improve the efficiency and accessibility of the nearly 100 year old building. The building will retain its current look, but will be brought up to modern standards, including insulation, new doors, separate changing rooms, disabled access and a new heating and shower system. 


The facility is used by affiliated cricket and hockey teams, junior and adult footballers and other sporting organisations, as well as being used as a community facility.


Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia, said: “The Veolia Environmental Trust is pleased to be supporting St George’s Recreation Ground to refurbish their changing rooms to improve accessibility and energy efficiency. It’s a thriving community facility and I’m sure many people will benefit for years to come.”


Paul Taylor, Vice Chair of St George's Recreation Ground and Public Hall Management Committee, said: “The grant will preserve our historic building and ensure that the changing facilities can be used by the affiliated sports clubs for many more years to come. The upgrade  will also mean that rooms will be available for small group activities when not being used as a changing facility. With the financial support from The Veolia Environmental Trust we look forward to the work being completed in our centenary year helping our volunteers deliver another 100 years of community service.”

Photo of the outside of the building, at St George's Recreation Ground
St George's Recreation Ground