Skelmorlie Community Sports Club have announced the practical completion of the new floodlit sports pitch and are inviting the public to discuss the future of the facility.

The sports club will be holding a public meeting with plans to deliberate a booking and charging regime for the all-weather pitch

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 22 at 7pm, in the Skelmorlie Community Centre.

Whilst the official handover from the contractor to the community will be happening shortly, the meeting will allow the club to explore possible groups which will be interested in using the pitch.

It is then hoped that parties interested in using the area will come together to set up a small committee, to help oversee its use.

Kevin McMunn, Chairperson for Skelmorlie Community Sports said: “The facility is suitable for a range of activities, including five a side football, hockey, netball, tennis and things such as walking football”

He explained: “There was a need for the new facility following pressure from the community, as the other pitch was constantly being water logged and was unsuitable for use ten months out of the year.

“This park will give people more use of it and it will be available for use by the community and the school, who will be able to use it for PE classes.

“The meeting will hopefully help to identify who should pay for the facilities, if kids should go free and have only groups pay, things like that still need to be decided, it’s still early days in the process”

The sports club would like to urge as many people as possible to attend the meeting to get as many opinions as they can moving forward.

With lighter nights and better weather, the club are confident there will be an increasing interest in the potential use of the area.

The Skelmorlie sports club had raised just over £215,000 to take this project forward, with the work on the facility beginning in October last year.