Work on the Alston George playing Field in Victoria St Mark’s could be completed in time for the 2015 Football season.
This statement was made by Engineer Nigel Noel, as his team put plans in place for the final phase of work on the playing field, which started some time in November 2014.
Addressing a small group last Friday that included St. Mark’s Parliamentary Representative Hon. Clarice Modest-Curwen during a tour of the facility that hosts members of the two main disciplines utilizing the Alston George Park namely football and Cricket; Noel said everything is now in place as it relates to the Ministry of Sports. His team would now be moving aggressively to complete work on the perimeters of the football area so the Cricketers and athletes could now have adequate space.
Work on the facility Noel said includes among other things the leveling of the field, addressing drainage problems and the construction of a new cricket pitch.
Last Friday’s visit arose out of concerns raised by sporting enthusiasts in St Mark’s during a meeting with Parliamentary Representative Dr. Modeste.
Among those concerns was the type of soil used as base material for the playing field, the placement of drains to rid the field of excess water and the replacement of electrical lamp poles.
Although assurance was given that those concerns would be looked into, Dr. Modeste said she wants to be certain that when the work on the playing field is complete, everyone is satisfied and that what needed to be done was done, to the satisfaction of all.