Sports & Recreation Association
Whilst all team and group activities whether indoor or outside at Rotsea Lane, Hutton, remain suspended until further notice, and the Clubhouse remains closed for the time being to minimise the possible spread of coronavirus, recent Government advice does allow resumption of some activities as long as certain restrictions are observed.
Outdoor activities only are now permitted subject to certain guidelines, and anyone wishing to use the SRA facility, whether the sports field, car park, outside table tennis table or tennis courts is requested to maintain the current social distancing restrictions. The tennis courts may now be used, with two people only per court playing tennis using their own rackets and balls, and spectators should be discouraged. Where attendance of a parent or carer is required it should be limited to one with social distancing observed.
Official SRA Virus Play Safe Guidelines are on display on the Fixture Board on the roadside, on the door of the Clubhouse and on all access gates to the tennis courts.
As and when the facility is fully open once more, notice will be given on the Fixture Board outside the Sports Field.
Situated just to the East of Hutton Cranswick on Rotsea Lane, the Sports & Recreation Association was formed in 1988 to provide sporting and leisure time activities for the residents of Hutton Cranswick and the surrounding area. Its 14 acre field is leased from the Parish Council. The lease has recently been extended to 2038. The Association is a registered charity No: 700877.
In 2008 a new management committee and two new trustees took over the running of the organisation. The committee and trustees are all volunteers and include representatives of every sports section using the facilities. Members of the Parish Council observe at all committee meetings.
Since 2008 the clubhouse has been re-roofed with financial help from the Football Foundation and the Parish Council. A burglar alarm, upgraded fire alarm system, and new windows and doors have been fitted to the clubhouse to improve security. The committee raised cash from many fundraising events as their contribution. The community rooms and changing rooms were decorated by the members. In 2011 the kitchen was upgraded with new cupboards and an oven.
Outside, the playing fields have benefited from regular maintenance including, moss killing, weed killing and fertiliser. Two sets of new football posts have been purchased to replace badly rusted and broken posts. The local cricket club have relocated to the fields because of the new facilities and a new square has been laid. The flood lamps for the five tennis courts and two astro-turf areas have been serviced and repaired to ensure continued evening use.
The Archers of East Riding have set up on the site and has prospered, with applications for new member courses outstripping ability to provide them due to poor weather and lack of an indoor facility. Two junior members are attending England training courses. We have hosted Yorkshire competitions and look forward to more.
The community hall is now used on a regular basis for soft play, whist drives, body combat, children’s dance classes class and a youth club.
The garage has now been extended into the clubhouse providing more room for events.
In 2016 a new fire alarm system was fitted and the full electrical system was given its 5 year test.
Spare land at the rear of the clubhouse has been turned over to the village childminders to use as an allotment for the under 5’s. We hope that the area will be included in the ‘Village in Bloom’ competition.
We are thankful to our sponsors who helped us to build the club.