Thursday, April 05, 2012

Riverside pitches latest ...

As reported in this morning's Courier, following a further detailed pitches inspection yesterday, the Environment Department of the City Council has taken the decision to suspend use of the pitches until the start of the new season to allow all necessary work to take place to ensure that the stones problem is fully and permanently resolved.

Suspension of play for the Saturday Morning League and the temporary transfer of matches to Lochee Park and elsewhere is disappointing although I think everyone appreciates the priority has to be the health and safety of players.    

I had a lengthy discussion yesterday with the Head of Environmental Management about the situation and the aim is to ensure that the pitches are in fully playable and a safe condition for permanent use at the start of the new season in August.