Making way for new synthetic turf

Irene Giannikos reports

Over the past two months, work has been progressing steadily towards having the site ready for the installation of synthetic turf.

The natural turf was sold to local families, as reported in last month’s edition of the Echo.

The seats had to be removed to allow access to a local contractor Tim’s Dingo to do the excavation work in readiness for the concreting.

The contractor, also a local, M & A Saliba Decorative concrete, have started work on the surface for the surrounds of the greens.

Drainage is a big issue and local company UPM plumbing have installed the drain outlets to ensure water does not lay on the new surface when it is eventually laid.

A small, but energetic, band of members have been assisting with the manual work required and Trevor Egan has painted the scoreboard brackets in readiness for next season.

It is anticipated that the playing surface works, for the new greens, will commence in late June.

Unfortunately, the greenkeeper shed was broken into in May and several hand tools, a compressor and the long extension cord used to power machinery on the greens was stolen.

The clubhouse has not been able to trade due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but will be open on Thursday June 11 from 3.30pm.

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