An Irvine primary school is still stuck with its waterlogged grass after funding to fix the problem was denied last year.

Parents of Woodlands pupils have said they feel like they have been continually fobbed off while children continue to suffer the restrictions the flooding causes.

Parents will now meet with Irvine councillors at 3.15pm on January 17 in the school, ahead of a refresh on NAC spending in February.

In June last year, NAC said it been working to develop a scheme which would alleviate flooding issues at the playing field with plans and specifications then drawn up.

However the plans, which would cost £132,000, were not included in the councils overall Capital Investment Programme.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “The Woodlands Primary School playing fields are not part of the current Capital Investment Programme.

“A refresh of the Capital Investment Programme will be considered by Council in February.”

Rachel Gillespie of the parent council said: “We have been pursuing NAC for a number of years to try to get some work carried out to fix the problems as the flooding has resulted in our children having very little access to this large play area each year.

“We are also dismayed to once again have no outdoor sports day for the children this year as the field is too wet to be used. This is not the first time that this has happened in recent years leaving both children and parents disappointed.”

Secretary of Irvine Community Council Amanda McFarlane said: “Seven years is a long time to be putting the parent council off and the safety and well-being of the children should come first.”