Pitch Improvements – Topsham Sports Ground

Whilst the sports pitches cannot be used due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, our Grounds Sports Team have taken this opportunity to add extra drainage in some of the wet areas at the Topsham Sports Ground.

This is a great initiative by the team and should really help improve our sports pitches so that they are in tip top condition when they can be used again.



New tree planting (and staff) – Sports

Our new Groundsperson, Ross has been kept busy in his first few weeks working with the University.  He has been improving areas at Topsham Sports Ground and planting trees – this is part of a project to enhance the biodiversity at the sports ground.  He will also be adding a bug hotel, bird boxes and hedgehog nesting boxes in the near future.

Ross planting trees Ross trees Topsham

Wagtail nest in Grounds van!

It’s not exactly what you expect to see when you open the bonnet of your van.  Kevin, our Grounds Manager who looks after our Sports and St Luke’s teams has recently been caretaker to a nest of five wagtail chicks.  Astonishingly, Kevin had been driving his van around before he’d even noticed that the nest was there!  Life in an engine bay clearly suited them, though, as all five successfully fledged.

Wagtail chicks