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7th May 2012
The future of Barrowford Cricket Club is in doubt after a row over their electricity supply with their local council.
The power at the club’s Bullholme pavilion was disconnected by Pendle Council in January during work by the council to redevelop a changing pavilion on adjacent playing fields used by local football teams.
Pendle Council who lease the land, have now issued the club with a £10,000 bill to Barrowford to improve the cable at the pavilion so it complies with regulations.
With the club’s only surplus funds of £44 last year, the dispute is set to go to court, with the future of 105-year old Barrowford at stake.
Pendle Council have stated power cannot be restored until the cable supplying the cricket pavilion is upgraded, which is set to affect not only 200 cricketers at Barrowford, but other local teams from other cricket leagues in the area.
Club Chairman Nick Burton is hoping the matter can be resolved sooner rather than later: "This situation is both worrying and disappointing for our club, we are a small community club with limited means but are a pivitol part of the village. The current contingency plan is only a short term solution and we would hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible so that we can plan for the future and try and take the club forward. "