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Bell finally rings for round two of Ludlow's boxing club refurbishment
12:02pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
WORK is set to start on the long delayed rebuild of Ludlow Boxing Club.
It had been hoped that the £50,000 project would have been completed by now but a succession of delays mean nothing has been done since the demolition of the old building in Wheeler Road before Christmas.
Now it is hoped that the construction, which will be largely undertaken by volunteers from the local community will begin in October.
“There have been delays but we are now making progress,” said Gina Wilding, Ludlow’s deputy town clerk. “It is important to get this facility going.”
The rebuild is a partnership between the local housing association and Ludlow Town Council with support from Shropshire Council.
Originally it was planned to begin the construction at the start of this year but this was floored by health and safety regulations.
This followed the discovery that Colin Richards, Shropshire Council’s conservation officer, who is to oversee the project, needed additional training to meet legal requirements.
A new start date in the spring had been scheduled but this also hit the ropes.
But now the town council has confirmed a start will be made in October although it is not known how long the project will take to complete.
The new club will cater for both male and female boxers as well as providing new community facilities.
It is hoped it will be able to emulate the success of Tenbury Boxing Club that has become a focal point for the town with some than 100 members.