Go-ahead for new Quarry pavilion

After several years of deliberation and debate, Oxford City Council has given the green light to construct a new pavilion at the Quarry Recreation Ground on Margaret Road. The proposal was agreed under the council’s “Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sport Strategy 2012-2026”.

The outline plans have been published on the council web site as part of the public consultation process. Quarry Rovers Football Club has been officially recognised as a key stakeholder on the site redevelopment project.

As a club, we are delighted that Headington Quarry will benefit from much-needed new sporting facilities. The existing facilities at Quarry Rec have been sub-standard for many years. And despite efforts to patch and mend by the council and club volunteers, the pavilion is now beyond repair. The go-ahead to re-develop the site is long overdue and should make a real difference to the club and the wider local community.

The proposed plans are bound to generate a lot of discussion and suggestions. We look forward to playing our part in the consultation along with other local stakeholders.

No timetable for the build has been set.

Details of consultation can be found on the Oxford City Council website at: http://consultation.oxford.gov.uk/consult.ti/Quarry/consultationHome

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