Work completed this week on the new AstroTurf at London Road Pavilion in Louth. The much loved 20-year-old AstroTurf at London Road Pavilion, operated by Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, which was due for replacement, has now been completed.
The decision to invest in the AstroTurf pitch, which supports the programme of investment in sports facilities in the district from East Lindsey District Council, was agreed in February this year, with Louth Hockey Club also contributing £50,000 to the project. The £180,000 investment saw the replacement of the existing 20-year-old AstroTurf, which had reached the end of its life. This involved the removal of the existing artificial grass surfacing and shock pad, followed by the installation of a new shock pad and new sand dressed synthetic grass.
The pitch will be utilised by numerous clubs for a mixture of activities including football and hockey, along with other multi-functional surface uses for local schools, groups, and casual bookings.
Magna Vitae are delighted that the work has now been completed. Aeneas Richardson, Executive Director at Magna Vitae said: “It’s incredible to see the new Astroturf now finished, and ready for action. The new surface will see the continuation of sporting and leisure activities for Louth and the district. The facility is now ready to welcome residents, a significant number of local clubs (hockey and football) and teams back this coming weekend. It will be great to see the new lease of life and enjoyment it will bring for the next 20 years to Louth and the surrounding area.”
Councillor Graham Marsh, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Partnerships, added: “It’s great to see the project now completed. As a council, we want to do all we can to continually support our residents to live healthy and active lives, and we are delighted to have been able to support London Road Pavilion to continue providing that vital service to the local community. This project wouldn’t have been possible without our partners Magna Vitae and the clubs based at London Road, with whom we’ve worked very closely, and my thanks go to everyone involved.”
The new pitch, which is now ready to be played on, will kick off with Louth Hockey Club’s open day on Saturday 3 July. For more information about Louth Hockey Club visit their Facebook page. The AstroTurf will resume for public bookings from Monday 5 July.