Last night, Peter Barker was awarded 2017 British Rowing Volunteer of the Year at the annual British Rowing volunteer and coach awards dinner at Henley upon Thames.
This is a fantastic yet thoroughly deserved achievement which rewards all of the hard work that Peter has provided to both our club and to British Rowing.
We hope everyone will continue to support Peter and all of the other volunteers that help run this great club.
Upton RC Committee
Winners of the 2017 British Rowing national Volunteer of the Year awards announced
Well done to Peter for winning the British Rowing West Midlands Volunteer of the Year! (and for being the Poster boy on the British Rowing article)
Peter will be presented with his award at a special dinner on Saturday when British Rowing will also announce the winner of the National Volunteer of the Year.
British Rowing’s 2017 Volunteer and Coach of the Year Award winners announced
Following the approval of outline planning permission for houses on the Upton marina, the committee would like to be clear that the rowing club continues to thrive and grow, having just finished one of the most successful racing seasons in the club’s history. We expect to be able to continue at our current site with the support of Ting Dene marina and look forward to working with Ting Dene as detailed plans are prepared to ensure both the housing development and the club can happily coexist.
We have some concerns about this development, specifically on how it might impact on the rowing club’s ability to operate and grow, both during the development phase and once the houses are occupied. Our concerns were outlined in our letter to the planners and haven’t changed.
- URC have heard that the marina development plans have been approved with conditions applied. We have not yet been able to review the conditions to see how this development might impact on the club in the near and long term.
- Depending on the eventual details of the development, the club might have to explore possible relocation sites in order for the club to continue to thrive and grow. However obtaining planning approval and relocating the club boat house would have a cost which is significantly beyond the club’s resources.
- It was noted that the town council have made recommendations for the open space contribution funds from this development which includes improvements to local sports facilities. Unfortunately it does not include the rowing club, despite the rowing club potentially experiencing significant impact from this development.
Upton RC President Peter Barker has been awarded with the “Volunteer of the Year” award at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards 2015. Worcester News Article