More than a year ago, a discussion arose at the Forum about the Sports hall and field that has been degraded and stripped by vandals over the years. At that time about 15 Paul Rouxsters expressed an interest that I chat to the owners, the Opwag Boerevereniging, to enquire as to whether we could possibly purchase it and renovate it.
As discussions got more serious, the initial group of interested Paul Rouxsters reduced until eventually a deal was struck recently whereby three Paul Rouxsters Richard Lewis, Sean Jones and Roy Law have an agreement with Opwag, and the conveyancing process is now under way. We have plans to have the walls rebuilt, windows and doors replaced, fencing, new gates and restoration of the toilets and lights and floodlamps, and in time hopefully some stables at the back.
We are hoping that this new life to the property will add to the village as it means a venue where we can hold functions, agricultural shows, car shows, music festivals, horse shows etc. The possibilities are endless.
Wish us luck! We hope to have it up and running by next year April when we have the big festival as we would like to hold a limited-overs cricket game on the Friday 4th April 2014 and then a braai there afterwards. I am sure that those of you who remember the venue when it was still alive will be very happy to hear that it is to come to life again.