- Scottish Executive, Scottish Parliament, Renfrewshire Council, Sports Scotland SYFA, SFA, SAFA
- United Kingdom
Erskine has had a 3g Synthetic All Weather Pitch ( AWP )
for over 5 years. In those years the Community of Erskine,
Bishopton and Inchinnan have used the facility extensively
especially the Football Community who have rented the
surface from the Council for training and games.
We find it ASTONISHING! that after 5 years of renting the
facility at a cost of around £21,000 a year the Football
Community in the area has to go elsewhere for a suitable
surface to train and play on during the winter months.
Due to the Council's Pitch Strategy the new Park Mains
High School is to have a Sand Dressed AWP which the
Governing Body of Youth Football in Scotland ( SYFA ) has
declared not a PREFERRED SURFACE TO PLAY GAMES OR
TRAIN ON! The nearest 3g AWP to Erskine is Renfrew High
School so the kids of Erskine, Bishopton and Inchinnan will
have to travel to Renfrew at the least to train in winter on
a 3g surface.
Given the council has had an estimated £ 100,000 from
the Football Community in pitch rental over the 5 years we
find it DISGRACEFUL! that the needs of the Football
Community in Erskine, Bishopton and Inchinnan have
been overlooked in favour of Hockey.
Please sign our petition and join our campaign on facebook
under Save Erskine Football to provide Erskine, Bishopton
and Inchinnan with the 3g AWP that it deserves so that all
sports can be played on it.
We the undersigned believe it is unacceptable that
Erskine's 3g Synthetic All Weather Pitch ( AWP ) is to be
replaced with a Sand Dressed AWP primarily for Hockey.
We call upon Renfrewshire Council to change their pitch
strategy immediately and give us a 3g Synthetic AWP that
all sports can be played on.
We believe that the lack of such a facility is detrimental to
the health of our children and adults alike and that the
local authority must concede that action is required
The Save Erskine Football petition to Scottish Executive, Scottish Parliament, Renfrewshire Council, Sports Scotland SYFA, SFA, SAFA was written by Neil mcmurchy and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.