BRIDPORT chairman Adrian Scadding is grateful to his busy Bees behind the scenes as improvements to St Mary’s Field continue.

With Bridport’s season set to be curtailed by the FA 30 games early due to Covid-19, Scadding has put plans in motion to give the stadium a facelift.

A striking new outdoor drinking area has been facilitated by a Football Foundation grant and the hard work of ADK Scaffolding, PB Groundwork and Bridport Building Supplies.

The Bees have also rejuvenated the existing physio room and will provide an office for boss John Godbold.

Fans will also be able to take shelter from the elements near the home dugout, with a covered area installed.

“We’ve got a resident physio (River Sutherland) now that does the whole club,” Scadding told the Bridport News.

“We’re renovating the manager’s room especially for John so he can interview players, chat with players and things.

“It’s going to be in the old tea shop, so that’s sorted. We’ve got this room that’s not doing anything.

“We’re going to clean it up and carpet it out.

“Then the Beehive side of it, we’ve segregated a big area outside for seating and watching the match.

“We’ve had six new garden tables donated by the president (David Fowler).”

Speaking to the club’s official website, Scadding added: “I’d like to thank everyone at the club for all their help.

“The committee, our volunteers and the directors, who have all been working hard behind the scenes.

“While no football has been going on we have prepared the manager’s office, the physio room, had a good spring clean and redecorated in the bar.”