Pitches Condition Survey & Strategy
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council has commissioned consultants to undertake a ‘Condition Survey of all Council-owned pitches and to make recommendations for a Council pitches strategy.’ The commission addresses eight sports – association football, gaelic games, rugby, hockey, tennis, cricket, athletics, lawn bowls. It also addresses multi use games areas and small sided games/kickabout areas.
Research, carried out during April and May 2017, involved desk research, community consultation, survey work, site inspections and liaison with key stakeholders. The Council requires two main outputs, namely:-
- An audit of existing provision. Design, distribution, demand/supply and condition of each of around 100 sites hosting Council and community/club owned outdoor ‘pitches’ and associated changing facilities in the Borough. Make recommendations and provide indicative costs in relation to any remedial work or technical investigations.
- A pitch strategy. Recommendations for a prioritised pitch (and associated changing provision) investment strategy for the Borough with indicative cost estimates. To be set out in a 5-year plan with consideration given to the best mix of surfaces and to how effective partnerships with the private, education, public or third sector organisations could bring ‘benefits’ to pitch provision in the Borough