As many of you will be aware, more work has been carried out on the Training pitch at the Cowpatch in the hope of alleviating the continuing drainage problems we have encountered over recent years. A considerable amount of money has been committed to the project by Sport England, the RFU and of course the club itself. The last phase of the work has now been completed with overseeding being the last stage. This of course means that the pitch remains unusable and will remain so until around October. So please – for all of you that go down the Cowpatch to train, to exercise, to Coach, to observe, pick up or drop off, please keep off the training pitch. Can I ask you please to do your bit to help to protect the pitch – please encourage others to keep off it to allow its swift recovery.
Whilst on the subject of the Cowpatch, we are encountering a few problems where some local children / youths are regularly visiting the Cowpatch to congregate and generally ‘amuse themselves’. Sadly this is resulting in some minor damage and nuisance behavior. A visit to the Cowpatch on Sunday morning (24th July) discovered a bin partly emptied, a chair broken, the wheels from a wheelie bin broken off and one of the large BBQ's tipped upside down. Whilst only minor, it is something we could do without and could lead to more substantial damage. If you get a chance to ‘pop’ in to the Cowpatch at any time just to check it out, particularly at the weekends, then please do so.