Solution to road flooding will aid pitch

Paul Frew inspects the pitch at Cloughwater Road.
Paul Frew inspects the pitch at Cloughwater Road.

DUP MLA Paul Frew has thanked TransportNI for “fixing two problems in the one action”.

In a statement, he said: “It had been brought to my attention that there was a large amount of surface water lying on the Cloughwater Rd just adjacent to the football pitch.

“This water was dangerous to road users but it was also flowing down onto the pitch and that corner wasn’t getting a chance to dry with the rest of the pitch making it very difficult for the council to maintain .

“I got TransportNI onto the case and they agreed to issue a works instruction to their Measured Term Contractor to place a gully on the road and lay approx 80metres of pipe using the grass behind the goals to lay it .

“Hopefully this will resolve both issues .”