Football cancellation update
Check below for the current status of your park pitch.
Council cancellations for weekend games will be posted
here by 5pm on Fridays
If bad weather creates conditions where play may damage the
pitch, the referee should cancel the game on the day. See below for
details of how to claim credits.
How to claim a credit for cancelled games
If you wish to cancel your
booking, you must give a minimum of 3 days' notice to
qualify for a credit. Return your permit to the athletic stadium
within the notice period to cancel your booking and claim your
If your match has been cancelled by
us, you will qualify for a credit of your match fee
providing you present your permit at the athletic stadium
within 2 working days of the date of the
If your match is cancelled on the day of
play by the referee (or appointed referee) before the game
has started for reasons of Health & Safety or to avoid damage
to the pitch in adverse weather conditions, the referee must
complete the credit claim portion of the permit for the team to
present at the athletic stadium within 2 working days of
the date of the match.
Games abandoned after the start of
play will not generally be credited unless it is as a result
of the council's negligence.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: claims for
credit presented outside of the time limits will not be accepted as
delay may result in the council being given inadequate time to
verify ground conditions or other reasons given for
cancellation of pitches by teams.