Oakburn Park pitch improvement works

Date: 

Monday, 30 July, 2018

 

Footballers in Milngavie will have an upgraded pitch to show off their fancy footwork this season thanks to a £30,500 investment.

The Council, on behalf of EDLC Trust, have appointed contractors Allstone Glasgow Ltd to carry out drainage improvement works on the pitch at Oakburn Park.

The work, which should reduce waterlogging on the pitch, was identified as one of the Milngavie Open Space priority projects in the Council’s Open Space Strategy.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, “I’m delighted that this work is now underway. Poor drainage can cause inconvenience to those who use the pitch and has resulted in a reduction of bookings in the past.

“The improvements will allow for more people to play on the pitch for longer and is all part of our work towards enhanced recreational facilities within Oakburn Park.”

Sandy Marshall, Chair of EDLC Trust, said, “This work should ensure that during the next season fewer matches will be lost to the weather.

“Having a good quality pitch to play on will make it a great place for teams to play on and for visitors to enjoy.”

It is anticipated that the work should take between four and six weeks to complete and the pitch should be available for play in late summer.

 

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