Frampton Cotterell park drainage work gets underway
WORK is underway to sort out drainage problems which have plagued the Park in Frampton Cotterell.
The village's sports clubs have had to deal with large standing puddles at the ground, also known as the Crossbow, for many years.
Frampton Cotterell Parish Council secured funding from South Gloucestershire Council to bring in a contractor to install drainage cylinders and is using its own fund to pay for a new water supply tank for the ground's cricket square.
Parish clerk Andrea Durn said that the council had acted to find an eco-friendly method of removing the grass after residents raised environmental and health concerns over the proposed use of weed killer glyphosate.
Diggers rolled into the Park on August 3 to begin the work, which is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.
Work has been complicated by two issues – unexpectedly dense layers of stone in the ground, which required the use of a larger digger and created a huge pile of stone, and anti-social behaviour which saw barriers pushed down during the first week of work.
Andrea said: "We look forward to the works being completed over the coming weeks and to the bright (and dry!) future for The Park and its users."