Following consultations with East Dunbartonshire Council, Scottish Water and SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) the Club has obtained approval to progress with works to prevent further erosion of the river bank (so safe guarding the 9th green) and general flooding of the course through this point.
The works will be carried out by Kelburne Construction and are scheduled to commence Monday 30th June and take 5 days to complete. The design comprises a combination rip rap (large stone) and vegetated earth bunding. It should be noted that the work is weather dependent to a degree. Part of the work involves the excavation of a trench in the river to ‘bed in’ the stone rip rap. The trench will be kept free of water by sandbagging. However, this can’t be done when the water level in the river is high. So delays could occur.
The good news is that most of the materials to be used will be brought to the river bank via the tarmac track that runs from Auchenhowie Road (adjacent to tennis club). This will avoid most of the damage that would have occurred had heavy loads been transported through the course. Be assured that the necessary Regulatory Authorities have been informed and have sanctioned the proposed works and method of transport.
Play around the 9th green will unfortunately be affected to a degree during the works. However, every effort will be made to minimise disruption to members’ and visitors’ enjoyment of the course. The Committee regrets any inconvenience caused and appreciates your understanding of the necessity of these important works.