Frensham Pond Sailability
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Frensham Pond Sailability
Sailability Activity Centre
Update November 2022
As reported in the November 2020 issue of the Commodore’s Newsletter, we were delighted to receive the GC’s support for Sailability’s proposed ‘Activity Centre’ project. Located on the grassed berthing area facing Jetties 6 - 8, the facility will comprise a fully accessible multi-functional training, welcome, communication, shelter and safety open area, together with two integrated accessible toilets.
On 25th January 2021, the Club submitted an Outline Planning Application to Waverley Borough Council for the new Activity Centre. The application was approved on 10th November 2021.
Our application was general in nature covering a building of specified dimensions, levels, and functionality on this site. In due course, we will submit a fully detailed application based on the proposed contract drawings of the preferred contractor.
The building will have 2 fully accessible toilets/changing rooms, a utility room and a circulation/meeting area for training; reception; boat repair; and general assembly.
The building floor levels are set to give the minimum ramp lengths to the existing concrete apron and pathway areas, whilst being above the highest predicted flood level.
The toilets will be available for use at all times when the site is in use. However, access to the circulation area and utility room will be restricted to times when the building is supervised.
The design will include surface water drainage to the pond, including a solution to the problem of ponding to the footpath area to the South of the Humber boat shed.
Our Outline Planning application and the approval is available to view on the Waverley website by following this link: Activity Centre
We have budget prices from several contractors.
The Club lease for the site terminates on 31st December 2023. The Club confidently expects the lease to be renewed, and is in detailed discussions with Waverley Borough Council who manage the site on behalf of National Trust, the site owner.
In parallel with the lease negotiations, we are discussing the funding with interested donors, and are confident that adequate funding will be available to start construction works when the lease is confirmed.
Subject to the new lease being agreed by mid-2023, we anticipate work starting on site towards the end of the FPS 2023 sailing season. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to sailing to a minimum.
FPS Management Committee Chair and FPS GC member
New Clothing Range
The new range of clothing, featuring the new Sailability logo, and an order form, can be found by clicking here or by completing the order form below
Welcome Desk 07759 062727
Frensham Pond Sailability meets on Thursdays and Saturdays between April and October at Frensham Pond Sailing Club, Pond Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2QA. The Welcome Desk is situated to the far right of the car park.