Update on County Ground drainage works
The drainage and irrigation work that is currently being undertaken at the County Ground is progressing well.
After casting his expert eye over the work Head Groundsman Simon Lee said: “It’s going really well and up until today we’ve been very fortunate with the weather, which has meant that we are ahead of schedule with the drainage work.
“By Thursday we should have finished doing the drains and then Ocmis (a local company from Kingsbury Episcopi who have undertaken a number of irrigation projects including the Olympic Park in London and the County Ground at Hove) will be in with us starting to set out all of the sprinkler heads and putting the pipes down. Once that all gets into the ground we can start watering the drainage lines so we can get the grass growing.”
Regarding a deadline for the completion of the work at the County Ground Simon said: “We were hopefully looking at a December deadline, but if the good weather returns then we could be done by the middle of November.”