Rainhill High School submit Planning ApplicationThe Media Arts College on Warrington Road have this week submitted a planning application for an all weather pitch. Planning Application Ref No P/2006/0900 can be examined in full on the St Helens Council website. The full size pitch, if successful, will have full floodlighting and sound deadening barriers around the complete playing area to reduce noise polution.
The Headmaster, John Pout, has forwarded with the application, an open letter "to all concerned" emphasising the need to work in partnership with all stakeholders including other local schools, the youth service, police, local sporting clubs and last but not least, their neighbours.
Proposed hours of operation are:
School use during term time - 8am until 5pm
Community use - 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday: Summer and Easter Holidays 9am to 5pm: Closed during Christmas.
The Football Foundation are supportive of the proposal and would provide half of capital costs. It is pointed out that under the terms of the Football Foundation, a minimum requirement of available hours necessitates the evening finish of 9pm and the opening hours at weekends.