Disabled fans to benefit at Penicuik

Monday October 22nd 2018

Midlothian Council

Penicuik Athletic, photo by Jim Dick

Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Marie Sharp

Penicuik Athletic is planning to introduce a viewing platform for disabled fans after switching leagues.

The football club moved from the East Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association to the East of Scotland Football League at the start of the season.

They were one of 24 clubs to make the move to the sixth tier of the Scottish football pyramid.

Now the club have applied for planning permission to create new changing facilities, toilets and a raised viewing platform at their ground at Penicuik Park in the town.

The club currently rent the playing pitch, pavilion and public toilet block at the park from Midlothian Council.

But they said that as part of the football league regulations they now needed to upgrade the facilities on offer.

And it is required to have toilet facilities within the perimeter of the grounds, while the public block lies outside the boundary.

The club have applied for planning permission for a temporary cabin-style facility which would have changing facilities for officials and players, public toilets and a raised viewing platform for disabled fans to access.

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