DENBIGH Town Football Club’s home ground has become a hive of activity of late as ground work begins on site.

Central Park may not have seen any footballing action over the last year and a bit, but that has not stopped the club from working behind the scenes there.

Denbigh Town will play in the newly-formed Ardal North West League (tier three) when football returns, alongside the likes of Llanuwchllyn FC, St Asaph City and Mold Alexandra.

The club is currently carrying out work on its home ground to replace the current drainage and install a sprinkler system serviced by the club's very own bore hole.

Regular visitors and followers of the club will be aware of the challenges the ageing drainage system has proved over the winter months for a number of years with matches being called off at short notice, or taking weeks to recover during periods of very wet weather.

Supported by the generosity of Lock Stock Storage, the club has been successful with funding bids to the Clocaenog Wind Farm Community Fund, Denbighshire County Council Community Fund and Sport Wales.

Denbigh Town FC chairman Shon Powell said “We are extremely grateful to all funding partners, whose various grants have enabled us to commence this work and provide a first class footballing facility worthy of a Premier Cymru Club. There haven’t been many benefits of this awful pandemic, but the recent lockdown and an early termination to tier 3 football has given the club a window of opportunity to undertake this work which we plan to have finished very early into the 2021-22 season and look forward to welcoming our first opponents back to Central Park, whoever they may well be”.

The work is being carried out by 360 Groundcare, Shelton Drainage and Dragon Drilling.

With this week’s announcement that the Ardal Northern league will commence its 2021-22 season on July 31, 2021, the clock is ticking to get the playing field ready as soon as is practically possible.