New season preparations underway at Colony Park

Members of the Colony Park Juniors committee carry out some painting ahead of the new season.
Members of the Colony Park Juniors committee carry out some painting ahead of the new season.

THE Colony Park Juniors Committee began preparations for the new season with extensive work on the playing surface and around the pitch side.

President Allan Booth explained “While the council have had responsibility for grass cutting at the pitch we felt a great deal more work was required and have arranged verti-draining and pitch restoration with 60 tons of sanding as well as seeding the goal mouth areas to help improve the playing surface for both the Juniors and the Juveniles.

“We are carrying out more regular cutting having recently secured a mower. We are aware some members of the public exercise their dogs on the pitch and we are appealing to them to stay off the pitch while this work is being carried out.”

Colony Park FC Chairman Dave Mitchell added, “Both ourselves and the Juniors are faced every week with the prospect of dealing with dog mess and we would like to see the exercising of dogs on football pitches being banned. We appreciate there is balance to be struck between different users of public space but those dog owners who refuse to clear up after their dog are posing a health hazard to our youngsters and we would want to see that stopped”