Members of the public are needed to join the new Kirkbymoorside Sportsfield Committee.
At an extraordinary meeting earlier this month, Kirkbymoorside Town Council agreed to oversee the running of the sportsfield and transform the former committee into a “flexible fundraising charity.”
It is hoped that by becoming a charity, the new committee members will be better able to secure grant funding to improve the sportsfield and its facilities.
Four councillors will sit on the new body alongside four members of the public.
Now individual contracts are being prepared for each of the different sports teams, including the football, cricket, bowls and squash clubs.
The fees will be divided proportionately, depending on each club’s individual use of land and include insurance, maintenance and other costs. The upkeep of the pitch will be shared among those clubs that use it.
A new committee also intends to take over the Recreation Club, which is mainly used by Kirkbymoorside’s cricket and football teams and will be independent from the sportsfield committee. Its four members, none of whom are councillors, will be responsible for appointing new committee members and the day-to-day running of the building.