New all-weather pitch up for discussion at Girvan consultation event

 18 October 2018  |  


People in South Carrick are being given the opportunity to have their say about plans to create a new all-weather pitch in Girvan. A consultation event is being held at Girvan Academy on Thursday 1 November to let people find out more.

As the first stage in the project the local community will be consulted about potential locations for the pitch alongside ideas for the kinds of activity that would take place, with potential sports including football, rugby, and hockey.

Images of the pitch, with location plans, will be displayed at Girvan Academy, with people dropping in on the day able to discuss the plans with South Ayrshire Council staff and Professional Sportsturf Design.

A budget of £850,000 was outlined in the Capital Investment Programme in March 2018, with the work likely to take place in 2019/20.

Councillor Peter Henderson, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Resources and Performance said that community views would help to shape the final project, "We're committed to establishing strong community networks and partnerships that will address local needs, and before we start work want to hear from the Girvan community.

"The new all-weather pitch will provide obvious benefits for local sports groups and will help to promote healthy lifestyles all year long, and we expect constructive discussions to help shape the way the project will be delivered.

"I'd urge anyone with an interest in the new pitch to go along to the public event and find out more, with people able to leave feedback with the team on the day."

The consultation event will take place at Girvan Academy on Thursday 1 November between 2-8pm.