Council chiefs shown red card over pavilion delay

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A FED-up football manager has hit out over a delay in building a new sports pavilion.

Plans were unveiled last year to replace the old pavilion in Lennoxtown’s High Park with a new facility.

However, concerns have been raised by Campsie Minerva manager James Lenaghan that the old pavilion has still to be knocked down.

Mr Lenaghan said: “It’s April now and the old building is still standing.

“We’ve had to use Campsie Black Watch’s changing facilities at Station Road.

“We’re now getting into the situation where we don’t even know if the new pavilion will be ready for the start of next season.”

Mr Lenaghan thanked Campise Balck Watch for allowing his team to use their changing facilities.

Grace Irvine, the council’s head of assets and property services, said: “All arrangements are in place to progress with the works on the new High Park pavilion.

“We are currently waiting for Scottish Power to disconnect the supplies to enable the existing building to be demolished.

“The works to erect the new facility will start soon after and we expect to complete it before the start of the new football season.”

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