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FOUL FLOODS: Wealdstone FC take action to resolve drainage problems

 Published on: 20th March 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Wealdstone F.C

Issues at their home ground have prompted Wealdstone FC to take new measures to fix drainage problems on the pitch.

Due to several instances of flooding at Grosvenor Vale, the Stones have been forced to postpone some of their matches.

Wealdstone have now called in FIFA-accredited sport surface testing and consulting firm, Labosport, to carry out a thorough investigation.

The impact of an aged drainage system, combined with a build-up of organic matter at the surface, is causing the pitch to retain water.

Work to resolve the problem is now set to begin in the summer.

A spokesperson for Wealdstone said: “Quotes have been received from three specialist firms, with work scheduled to commence once this season ends.

“This initiative is expected to restore the pitch to optimal condition by the start of the new season, significantly reducing the high risk of weather-related postponements.

“Works were planned to take place last summer; however, our contractor was delayed getting on site due to issues with their equipment. This meant the works would not be completed in time for the new season and unfortunately the work had to be cancelled.”

Photo Credit: Katie Chan

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