Woodford Town FC officials have expressed their delight following Redbridge Council’s approval of a £1.6m revamp of Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Green, which will enable the club – currently sharing a ground with Harlow FC – to return to the local area.
“This is a real step forward and it will be a fantastic reward for a lot of effort when the building work begins,” said a spokesperson.
The club, which competes in the Essex Senior League, are keen to build community ties, and have been working with local schools to create a time capsule that will be buried under the proposed 350-seater grandstand.
“It’s great the wheels are turning in our return home. There has been a lot of support in the local area for this. The future is looking very exciting!” added supporter Lloyd Duddridge.