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MEMBERS of a cadet group and a team of junior footballers who have been meeting in dilapidated, burnt-out buildings could soon have brand new facilities built for them. The Reserve Forces Cadet Organisation (RFCO) has asked North Somerset Council if it ca

MEMBERS of a cadet group and a team of junior footballers who have been meeting in dilapidated, burnt-out buildings could soon have brand new facilities built for them.The Reserve Forces Cadet Organisation (RFCO) has asked North Somerset Council if it can lease the Worle Junior Football Club site so it can give it a complete make-over.The buildings in Midhaven Rise, where both the Worle platoon of the army cadets and Worle Junior Football Club meet, have been subjected to several bouts of vandalism. Part of it was burnt out last year and since then the light bulbs in the temporary buildings there have been broken and the toilets have been smashed beyond repair.Sergeant Major Paul Ziegler, who leads the cadets, said: "The football club has kindly let us parade at its site at no cost."If the RFCO is successful in its bid to lease the site from North Somerset Council it will put a new hut there and new changing rooms. We also hope to have a security fence put in and the cadets want to buy some CCTV cameras. "The new hut would offer nice surroundings and a decent place for the cadets to parade."There are 150 kids going to the football club and about 70 cadets so there is plenty of scope for new facilities."The football club is happy with the plans as the new hut and changing rooms will be for everyone to use."Now it is up to the council to make a decision."The RFCO is hoping to hear the council's decision on whether it can take over the lease next month.


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