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We are pleased to announce we have been approved by FCC Communities Foundation for funding to increase the height of our ball stop netting by almost double. This will provide more safety to the houses and public walking outside of the ground on Washfeild Lane.

Thank you to FCC Communities Foundation

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Funding approved for Ball Stop Netting in Treeton South Yorkshire


The local sporting local community in Treeton near Rotherham South Yorkshire are set to get a ball stop net and structure thanks to a £26,888 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.


The money, will be used to erect a ball stop net and structure that protects property and people at the Treeton Cricket Club on Washfield Lane Treeton near Rotherham.


Keith Haynes Chairman of Trustees of Treeton Memorial Community Centre and Playing Fields believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.


He says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Treeton and the surrounding area and it’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our ball stop net structure taking shape over the next 6 weeks.


FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.


FCC COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION SPOKESPERSON says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Treeton Cricket Club Ball Stop Netting project and pleased our funding will help secure the long-term viability of the club. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that improve local communities and we’re looking forward to this one making a difference very soon.”


Keith Haynes hopes the net structure will be ready to use by 18th April 2020


After a long period whereby property and people were at risk of damage and injury from cricket balls the structure will now significantly reduce this likelihood due to the 15 metre high fencing.


Media information:

For further press information please contact Keith Haynes 07711204430/[email protected]





Notes to editors:


•Treeton Memorial Community Centre and Playing Fields is a registered Charity 523981. The object of the Charity is the provision of a recreation ground and community centre for the benefit of the inhabitants of the area. It is a central to the vibrant community life throughout the year and provides both a socially and recreational amenity for young and old.  


•FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, FCC Communities Foundation has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site.  For more information please visit


•FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.  FCC Environment donates the landfill tax credits that are generated by its operations to FCC Communities Foundation, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites.


•The Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund - any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). The SLCF is regulated by SEPA on behalf of Revenue Scotland and projects are delivered by Approved Bodies (ABs).  

















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