Player link helps club deal with its pothole problem at no cost

David Lynn and John Price with other workers from Colas, which carried out pothole repair work at Morpeth Rugby Club. Photo by Keith Robertson.

David Lynn and John Price with other workers from Colas, which carried out pothole repair work at Morpeth Rugby Club. Photo by Keith Robertson.

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MORPETH Rugby Club has been able to drive forward improvements at its car park thanks to one of its players and his generous bosses.

Members were concerned about the potholes developing on the hard surface at the Mitford Road ground, also used by parents to pick up and drop off their children who attend the neighbouring middle schools, and they asked a member of the first team squad, David Lynn, for help.

Mr Lynn is a civil engineer at Colas, which has expertise in highways maintenance, and his superiors agreed to carry out the repairs for free.

A team of workers did the job on Monday and club President John Price was there to thank them.

He said: “The assistance we have received removes a worry from the club because some of the potholes were beginning to look more like craters and they were deteriorating very quickly.

“These were giving rise to complaints about damage to vehicles, for which the club has no liability but they tarnish our reputation.

“Therefore, I am sure there will be many people in Morpeth who are pleased that Colas has come to our aid and will benefit from their generosity.”

Mr Lynn added: “We’re very keen on community involvement and when I asked if a team could do this work as it would benefit a lot of people in Morpeth, my bosses were very happy to help.”