Potters Bar Town intend to put a tough and wet season firmly behind them with the creation of a new artificial surface and community hub.

The Scholars saw yet another home game called off on Saturday when their fixture with Canvey Island was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

It has left them with eight Isthmian League Premier Division games to fit in before the end of the season on April 28.

And that has hastened plans for a new surface, one they hope will be of huge benefit to the entire town.

A club statement said: "The club intends to have a 3G pitch installed at the Lantern Stadium by the end of this year.

"We recognise that after a tough season for our grass pitch, the surface has run its course and it is time to change and evolve the playing surface.

"With that in mind, we can confirm that it will be submitting planning permission to the council in the coming weeks for a new 3G pitch, as well as an upgraded surrounding walkway and LED floodlights.

"Plans for our new community hub, which we believe will become a pivotal part of the Potters Bar area, will be released soon.

"Over 1,000 people will play on the pitch every week, with over 50 hours a week of usage, bringing seniors, youth, women’s and disability football to the club as well as generating extra revenue.

"The pitch, which has been years in the making, will help Potters Bar Town Football Club reach new heights, as well as extending the role we play in the area."

Director Adam Waller added: "After years of planning, I am thrilled be announcing the creation of a community hub and 3G pitch surface for Potters Bar Town FC.

"This new facility will not only enhance our club's capabilities, but also provide a vibrant space for our community to come together and enjoy the beautiful game.

"I can't wait to see the positive impact it will have on our players, supporters, and the wider community."

The Scholars are next in action on Tuesday at home to Horsham before a Thursday night fixture back at The Walk against Margate.