BASINGSTOKE’S MP has been given an update on progress to replace an old cricket pavilion.

Maria Miller visited the Basingstoke Sports and Social Club (BSSC) at Mays Bounty Cricket Ground to discuss a submitted planning application for a new pavilion.

Mrs Miller met with chairman of BSSC, Steve Rayner, Bill Fergie from the BSSC board, and architects Rob Joyce and Alex Talbot, from Basingstoke-based architects Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt to discuss what the process going forward with the development would be.

The MP said: “I was very interested to see the architects’ plans for the new pavilion, and it would be fantastic to have an iconic building like this in the centre of town.

“The building would also provide new facilities, including community space and much needed female changing facilities, enabling more girls and women to participate in sport at this location.

“The chairman of the BSSC and his board are working hard to get the funding for the building in place, with national sporting bodies and other organisations expressing interest, and I wish them well with this.”