A MAJOR sports project is back on track after being hit by bad weather.
The much awaited re-surfacing of Thirsk Floodlit Pitch, at a cost of £125,000, was delayed by December’s severe weather, but is now on course to be completed by the end of this month.
The project, which has been made possible through the partnership work of Hambleton District Council and local hockey teams from Thirsk and Northallerton, will see the pitch completely resurfaced and the floodlights upgraded to UK Hockey National League standards.
“After a tricky start because of the bad weather this work is now back on track and should be ready for players at the end of the month,” said Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre manager, Neil Hellawell.
“It’s a great facility for the district and with its new surfacing and floodlights we expect it will be in even greater demand by users, as well as being home to Thirsk and Northallerton hockey teams and Football Mundial – a seven-a-side National Football League.”
The district council has worked closely with regular users to offer alternative facilities during this work.