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Full replacement of Buckie astroturf pitch gets the go-ahead


By Ewan Malcolm

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BUCKIE astroturf pitch will get a full replacement after getting the green light from Moray Council.

Buckie's artificial turf pitch will be replaced using a similar 3G surface but environmental factors will be considered.
Buckie's artificial turf pitch will be replaced using a similar 3G surface but environmental factors will be considered.

The council agreed on the options for the replacement of Moray's artificial turf pitches yesterday, November 24.

Councillors have now agreed to proceed to the competitive tender stage for the full replacement of the pitch in Buckie. A similar 3G surface will be used with additional measures considered to reduce the impact on the environment.

The council has also emphasised that environmental factors and reduced carbon footprint measures will be taken into consideration when evaluating and approving the most suitable contractor.

Chair of the Education, Children's and Leisure Services Committee, Sonya Warren, said: "Improving community sports facilities is extremely important to us, so we're delighted that the full replacement of Buckie artificial turf pitch is going out to tender.

"An improved artificial maintenance plan has now been developed for all Moray Council artificial pitches ensuring increased maintenance of these pitches by external skilled contractors."

The council have also said that they are working in collaboration with Forres Community Football Trust on the development of an artificial turf pith in Forres. A future decision on the preferred location of the development will be brought back to a subsequent committee.


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