|Deveronvale and Princess Royal Sports and Community Trust are continuing to liaise and work together on solving the current issues affecting PRP. The issues are as follows:
The Pitch Drainage
The past few seasons have seen drainage problems at PRP become worse. Last year PRSCT sought help from Aberdeenshire Council to try to identify the problem but no obvious cause for the flooding could be found. A number of soakaways were installed during the close season by PRSCT in an attempt to drain the affected area, but clearly this has not solved the problem.
With the affected area remaining very soft, even in periods of better weather, PRSCT have again been in touch with Aberdeenshire Council to seek their help to identify the cause of the drainage problem and to find a solution. Hopefully, the problem can be identified reasonably quickly and a plan put in place for the required remedial work. With five home matches yet to play it is likely that the remedial work can’t be undertaken until the end of the season. However, in the meantime, every effort to address the affected area in an effort to get matches on will be made.
Ongoing work to repair the lights continues, but further repair and replacement of bulbs will require heavy machinery crossing the pitch and this can only be carried out in the close season.
The SHFL are aware of the issues at PRP and Deveronvale are very appreciative of their understanding at this difficult time.