New car park facilities at Daisy Hill
Wed 22nd March 2017 | Daisy Hill | By Ian Templeman
Work is underway at Daisy Hill to resurface the club car park and create new parking spaces in the entrance area outside the club house.
The car park at New Sirs has been targeted for development for some time, and Secretary Bob Naylor says that the current project has been worked on for almost two years, before finally coming to fruition.
“We first began looking at this a number of years ago, and identified the possible sources of funding”, said Bob. “From there it has taken over 18 months to get the funding approved and in place, in order that the work can begin.
“The total cost of the work is approximately £40,000, and we are very grateful to Viridor Environment Credit and to the Football Foundation Stadium Improvement Fund for their financial support.
“The preparation work has now been done to level the existing surface, and remove some grass banking at the turnstile end of the car park. Tarmac will be laid in the next couple of weeks, and then parking bays will be marked out, including four disabled spaces.
“As well as the car park itself, the work will also cover the surface on the driveway up to the ground, and on the pathway around the back of the covered enclosure at the side of the ground.
“With the removal of the grass areas that were at the top end of the car park, the car park already looks much bigger, and we believe that will create an extra 15 -20 spaces. The marking out of the parking bays will ensure that parking is more controlled and better organised than it was before.
“We like to think that once the work is done, the whole area will look more attractive, and people will find parking easier when they visit the ground.
“It will be certainly be good to know that when people park up, they won’t have to worry about then having to walk through puddles to get from their cars into the ground.
“We are hoping that the work will be completed within the next two weeks, and that the car park will be in use for our last few games of the current season.
The picture belows shows the car park last week.