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Lawrence Weston AFC formed in 1993, and began life in the Bristol + District Sunday league. After having several years of success, the decision was made to start a Saturday side up. In 1998, Lawrence Weston AFC began to play in the Bristol Suburban league and continued to enjoy successful times. With the football club expanding, there was a need to introduce a youth set up and we currently have several sides competing at different age groups.

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Recent Comments

We need a club house

We have got nothing in this area for the kids to do, at least if the Clubhouse is rebuilt it's somewhere safe for the kids to go and keep out of trouble and be given a chance to enjoy themselves.

Football is a wonderful sport for all,players and supporters. Don't let the vandals win.

lived in l dub and supported the club for nearly 20 yrs

This is a very nice local football club with passionate people around.i am involved with a club called St Aldhelms who have been around for over 100 yrs and we as a club definitely want and need local passionate clubs like this to make Saturdays worth it , they need a chance please give them this,their pitch is amazing and clubhouse tidy but the changing rooms need help .

The planning/building of a stadium will give work to local people, as will the maintenance and day-to-day running of it. Footballers and fans will feel pride in it, and local shops will benefit from the footfall. What's not to like? Keep up the good work

Councillors,
Sometimes you have to just bit the bullet and recognise that it CAN be ok to relax the rules a little, for the good of the community - here is a perfect example.

There's no denying the good the place does for the community - at this rate a whole generation of kids will grow up denied this facility. Get them involved in rebuilding this and, who knows, you may assist in breeding a generation of kids who take more pride in their community, rather than finding it funny to burn it down....Russ isaac

As I grow up in Lawrence Weston football was an unforgettable part of the local scene it brought together all parts of the community from young to old was always a good talking point when ever people came together. For families friends and supporters the club has been a great place to meet

This club is important for our children both now and as they grow into adults. The facilities need to be updated so that the team and community can be proud to have guests from other teams and community groups enjoy coming to Lawrence Weston FC.

I work next door to this football club and since it started it has been at the heart of the community and its loss greatly felt - it needs to be re-born

It should have been rebuilt years ago!!

As a local Kingsweston Cllr i supported the Social Clubs aspiration to re-build the site in May this year. The service director (City Council) agreed to this although a costed plan and contractor were lined up to deliver a metal constructed buiding. A brick built structure via the social clubs own plan was on the table as an alternative and to date negotiations have continued be it slowly. I feel confident this will be resolved soon and a costed plan with a contractor to deliver a different and member involved building is surely on the cards, best Tim.

With this much willpower, the whole project WILL succeed!!best wishes,and keep going!!

Grass-roots sport needs to remain at the heart of communities for health, well-being and community cohesion. Vital!!

Up the dub be signing when this club gets built

Come on Bristol council, do the right thing, this club was insured in good faith and you took the money every month without the good people who use this knowing that you would not rebuild it should there be a fire. It's a damn disgrace that this situation is even being talked about. Hundreds of decent people who use this facility to help with fitness and to keep young people off the streets. They deserve a club, a club you took agreed insurance premiums for. If this was inner city, things would be different. This club has a massive impact on young peoples lives and their futures. You owe them

This is so urgent for the football club as they need good facilities for a the future players in the community

A great place for family, friends and the community. A very welcoming club that deserves more than what they have to work with.

I have had the pleasure of using this club for 15 years, the people are the main attraction and the social club and football teams are ran by a rare breed of dedicated community based volunteers. I've also had the unfortunate sight of 2 burnt out club houses but watched the volunteers soldier on and keep this place alive for the locals to keep playing sport and socialising. There's even a music festival ran from this HQ which has raised £10000 for local charities since 2011. Give these people what they deserve, a club house they can be proud of.

The temporary buildings are completely inadequate for our needs, a proper clubhouse would be a great local asset

If you build it, they will come...

Kings Weston Sports & Social Club is the home of Lawrence Weston AFC, Lawrence Weston Colts, Sea Mills Park AFC and well over 300 members who use it for social reasons. It's a local community lifeline. The spirit is second to none. A temporary bar was set up in a shed after the last arson attack to keep the place going
It has a life and spirit of its own and we have the skill, expertise and heart to build it ourselves. We are £45,000 short but would still save the council £45,000 and pay ££3,600 a year rent to them. Logic say build it

A new club house is desperately needed and would be a wonderful facility for the local area. Lets make it happen.

Let's get this done, it's dragged on far too long already. This is an amazing community club with numerous teams at youth and senior level. They deserve a facility worthy of the club's sprit and resilience.

The club is my life!

Regardless of where a child lives, if adults, communities or local bodies are not willing to invest in their children's futures by providing them with an arena to be inspired by - in this instance something as important as a club house to be proud of when other teams come to visit, how can we expect them to have the confidence to invest in themselves? By rebuilding the clubhouse you'll be investing not just in those that play there but their families, friends, supporters & the wider community.

Smashing club with great people that want what's best for the club and the area!! Give Lawrence Weston Football Club what they deserve

I feel that this club and its ascensions is so much bigger than the some of its parts. It provides the youth of the neighbourhood with a organised sport and safety. Something that is sadly missing with the closure of Lawrence Weston school and its playing field. This also can be said of the Oases academe playing field.

Further it also has seceded in the Bristol suburban league and contuse to with teenagers and adults

Its run by a community for a community. This is clear to see by the running of three very successful music events.

It dissevers to grow and provide the locals with a warm and hospitable club building which some reason or the next seems never to mature

Build it, and build it soon.

I think it's terrible that it's taken 5 years and still nothing has been done.

Good luck hope it goes through

For will Brunsdon and his under 10s team get this rebuilt!!!!!! Please

One way or another our football club needs to be built to enchance the facilities for the adults and more importantly the kids football, which I think keeps local kids off the street, it also provides a great place for the local community to drink where no trouble ever occurs , please build our club lee

this project is long overdue!!

Great club and deserves a new clubhouse. Not much in the area so this is a massive thing for the area.

This club needs to be rebuilt, with very little in the local community, this place provides a child friendly place where families can spend valuable time together.

Always been a great club. Loads of teams play up there. Be good for everyone to get back socializing after.

This great club needs a clubhouse
To long without one!

This club has a massive reputation and needs to be rebuilt. Me and my son both play for the club and it has always been very popular and a massive part of the community and is long over due to be re built.

Local football clubs can give all people a sense of pride in their community.

to many Community facilities are being lost, which is detrimental to the development and well being of the younger generation.

As secretary of kingsweston sports and social club I would just like to say our club is valued very highly in the local community. It takes a lot of people volunteering to keep it running and maintained we cannot wait to have a clubhouse to be proud of , and of which our local community will take pride in. Please take the time to sign our plea Thank you

his is long overdue, as this is vital part of the community.You really have suffered long enough, how can you expect peaople to shower during the winter in a portakabin.

My son plays for the Colts, its a great club which deserves decent facilities

Support local football clubs there all the communities have left!!!

It's been far to long without the proper facilities for such a popular,local and successful football club
Come on Bristol council to many young kids are missing out on a great facility

I have been very fortunate to be able to play cricket at the above venue a couple of years back. The facilities after the devastating fire were left in a pretty poor state and although the committee members and team players have all pulled together to provide changing facilities it simply isn't good enough and this club deserves to be rebuilt.
What is great about this club is, it's very family orientated and provides sport of varying levels for all ages and I feel they will look elsewhere for their sport if decent facilities can't be provided.
The community spirit is there for all to see and the club is a very friendly and happy place for everyone to enjoy a social event which is vital after so many other places have been shut down.

Great club, doing great work in the community

As I am 1 of the managers of Lawrence Weston fc and also 1 of the managers of Lawrence Weston colts I feel that we are trying to attract football to all ages from U9's upwards it is a shame that the kids in my colts side cannot change in the changing facilities that we have at the club as they are portacabins so in the winter we really struggle
We need a new club built for the sake of the kids and the local community.

A lot of voluntary work and effort go in to this club from committee members and the football teams. We hold fund raising events and have a great team effort in keeping our club running! Help us have the club house we all deserve for our local football teams and a high standard clubhouse for our charity fundraising events!

I'm hate having to drink in a rusty container! Please let's all push this club onto the next level. RSage

Sea Mills Park FC also share this ground and have done for nearly 10 years. Established in 1925 have a long history and the oldest club in the local area. This clubhouse is not just about Lawrence Weston FC.

Great place, great people. MUST be rebuilt!

This has gone on far too long !

Having the clubhouse rebuilt will not only provide other teams the incentive to stay behind after games and support our club but also encourage other people in our community to use the facilities on offer to them, and to proud to be a member of such a marvellous team.

The Committee, members and the supporters of Lawrence Weston football club ALL work extremly hard to make this Club part of a forgotten community. With very little for local residents in the area I feel they are a vital life line for the children, teenagers and adults in the area. Football is available for all ages with the inclusion of a girls team. Its a disgrace that the local Council can let these facilities be used in this day and age. There is a fantastic 'community spirit' and resiliance at the club that Im sure had it been 'inner city' then this ludicrous situation would not exist and would have been resolved many years ago.The 'Club' support many local charities with a music festival every year. Its time Bristol City Council rewarded them for the self less acts they work so hard to achive. Come on, get your finger out and help. There is more to Bristol than the Inner City Areas!!!!!!

The council needs to support our local clubs and help them develop Bristol youngsters, as our future stars start at club level and Bristol is for its size is well behind national averages, as it is in most things. George Ferguson need to get on with the things he promised, such as putting Bristol on the map and stop interfering with traffic and parking issues. We should all support Lawrence Weston.

We, the under-signed, lament the repeated destruction of Lawrence Weston Football Club's clubhouse, obviously by vandals over previous years which is not only a sporting base, but a real hub for the community; recognise that the existing facilities are not fit for the purpose that the club requires, note that club members are ready, willing and able to contribute to re-build work themselves but that the issue has been dragging on for around five years, note the club is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, recognise the efforts being made by the Council and others to help club members rebuild their club and ask the council to continue to help Lawrence Weston F.C rebuild their club-house with all speed.

Submitted by Charlotte Leslie
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