Our friends, Newtown Park Association have made a detailed report on the ongoing scenario of the upgrade to the park. Website and Facebook pages have been misleading the fans and were immediate changed to read this statement
NPA 3G Pitch and Floodlights at Jamieson Avenue, Bo’ness
Over the past few months, the NPA has been working tirelessly to try and deliver this year the new 3G Pitch, Floodlights and ancillary works for the Community of Bo’ness. Unfortunately unexpected complications have arisen which has left the NPA with the very difficult decision to continue with the project this year or postpone it until 2019.
After many recent meetings and discussions with our Managing Contractor and Engineering Consultant and taking into account the views expressed by our Trustees and the footballing fraternity of Bo’ness, we have decided with great reluctance to delay the start until 2019.
This decision has consequences, the most important being that the there will be a substantial increase to the cost of the project. The NPA will have to find sources for these funds and we will again work tirelessly to source the additional funding. With the appropriate funding in place, it is anticipated that the project will be completed August / September 2019.
This part of the overall project was commenced by the NPA to benefit ALL of the footballing family of Bo’ness. There is no doubt that a very large number of this family will be disappointed with the delay, as will much of theCommunity of Bo’ness. NPA feels that, despite the substantial increase to the project costs, this decision has been taken to ensure the project will be completed in 2019.
The NPA will endeavour to issue meaningful and accurate reports in the run up to the project commencing, during the construction process, and when it is completed and ready for use by the Community. Please note, any requests for accurate and factual information should be addressed to the NPA (Newtown Park Association) via the following:
Facebook, or phone Robert on 07704138039