Sports field resurfacing

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 May 2011

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SPORTS clubs in one North Somerset village are to benefit when their playing field is resurfaced – at no cost to the taxpayer.

Locking Parish Council is leading a project to insert drainage and level the pitch, which is off Old Banwell Road.

It follows years of disruption to the village sports teams because of boggy pitches during the winter and cracked, dry pitches in the summer.

Parish clerk Catherine McGrath said a contractor had been chosen and now the paperwork just needed to be signed before work could commence.

The scheme will consist of digging up the ground to create drainage before inserting waste earth to level the surface.

The cost of the work will be free because a payment given for providing an area for the waste earth would be used to fund the drainage system.

The project will, however, result in the closure of the field for about 18 months.

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