Lights from cannabis raid used to grow grass at Notts County

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Lights from cannabis raid used to grow grass at Notts County

Notts County Football Club received a donation from the Police: Powerful lights that had been seized at a drug bust will now be used to promote lawn growth in areas shaded by the stands.

Lights from cannabis raid used to grow grass at Notts County

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Notts County Football Club received a donation from the Police: Powerful lights that had been seized at a drug bust will now be used to promote lawn growth in areas shaded by the stands. The heads behind this project are the stadium manager Greg Smith and Superintendent Mark Holland.

The rigs, which will be sitting on wheels from decommissioned golf carts, are constructed with the help of students from engineering courses at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

Ailsen Ltd in Lenton Lane stands in by providing warehouse space for assembly of the rigs.

Superintendent Holland said: "This project is great because this way we are recycling expensive equipment in a live project for the students instead of crushing it".

As a thank-you, the club is going to auction a box in favor of Chief Constable Chris Eyre's charity for this year, Betel of Britain, a group that works for and with long-term unemployed and homeless people or who have a drug addiction, giving them the appropriate skills to find an employment again and helping them to regain their independence.

"This is a win-win-win situation because otherwise trashed criminal equipment is reused to benefit Notts County, the students and Chief Constable's charity," added Superintendent Holland.

Mr Smith pronounced: "A lot of what football clubs, particularly at our level, should be all about is symbolized by this project - producing something at the fraction of the regular cost that will prove invaluable to the club, by a local community coming together to offer varying resources."

"We cannot thank everyone involved in this project enough, from the Nottingham University students who gave their time and skills, to the Nottinghamshire Police for donating the lights and of course Ailsen Limited for providing warehouse space for putting the rigs together. The service they have done to the club was great."