We would like to inform you that myself and the investors have made the difficult decision to suspend the 4g pitch installation for a twelve month period. This may come as no surprise to most of you during the current pandemic, but we felt it was necessary to confirm the reasons behind our decision.
The main factor in this decision is clearly the unavailability at present of contractors and suppliers due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Without clear guidelines as to when work could commence, along with the clubs strong ambitions and expectations for next season, we felt it was vital that after securing the clubs future off the pitch that we now focus on progressing on it.
We are adamant that the club should be fully prepared for the season ahead and simply will not allow any of Martins plans or the clubs pre season preparations to be hampered by any self inflicted delays or uncertainty.
All at the club strongly feel this is a sensible approach and that the decision has been made at the correct time.
We would like to strongly reiterate that this is a twelve month delay only with planning permission already granted.
There is a complete frustration felt by us all at the club.
On a more positive note the current grass pitch is receiving a full refurbishment at present and will certainly be completed in time for a hectic pre season, along with other works to be carried out around the stadium throughout the summer. These works will be less impactful should they not be completed in time for our pre season and updates will be provided as and when the works commence.
We are also in talks with both existing and targeted playing staff and expect forthcoming announcements to heighten the excitement for the 2020/21 season.
Thank you for your understanding and to you all, stay safe.