Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Emergency motion to Wrecsam Council tonight

In the light of changing ownership at the football club and the assurances made to the council by the club owners in the past, I am trying to persuade the mayor (who chairs the full council) to accept this emergency motion:

This Council recognises the importance of Wrexham Football Club and the Racecourse ground to the town, both historically and as an integral part of our future as a successful capital of North Wales. We wish to see the club thrive and the ground - the oldest international football ground in the world still in use - continue to be a field of dreams for a new generation.

With that in mind, Wrexham Council supports a community-owned club as the only long-term solution for Wrexham FC.

Furthermore, the Council will review the decision to grant outline planning permission on Phase 2 of the Racecourse development (more student flats on the old Dickens garage site) because that permission was granted on the basis that it would benefit the football club. Ownership of the club and ground is now separate and such a permission will not now benefit the football club.

UPDATE: Despite requesting that this motion be heard, the mayor Ian Roberts refused permission at tonight's meeting of the full council. As a result, we will push the first part of the motion at the next Exec Board and the second part at the next planning committee meeting.

8 comments:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Let's have a recorded vote.

Anonymous said...

Great idea, let's show this greedy trio that they can't get away with this blatant duplicity. This is the only international sporting venue in North Wales, we can't afford to lose it so easily.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant news at least some one is acting in the council

Anonymous said...

Well done for getting this started Marc. I'm just sorry you didn't become our AM!

Anonymous said...

its about time that the council started to stick up for the fans after all we are the ones who vote for them .i would like to see the planning permission on the flats revoked due to renegading on the promise of wfc benefitting financially .time to back moss into a corner

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Anon 16:17 - Watch this space re - planning!!

Protest Against Wrexham Village said...

Is there any update on this?

Plaid Whitegate said...

Just posted this on Red Passion for information:

This is the emergency motion:

This Council recognises the importance of Wrexham Football Club and the Racecourse ground to the town, both historically and as an integral part of our future as a successful capital of North Wales. We wish to see the club thrive and the ground - the oldest international football ground in the world still in use - continue to be a field of dreams for a new generation.

With that in mind, Wrexham Council supports a community-owned club as the only long-term solution for Wrexham FC.

Furthermore, the Council will review the decision to grant outline planning permission on Phase 2 of the Racecourse development (more student flats on the old Dickens garage site) because that permission was granted on the basis that it would benefit the football club. Ownership of the club and ground is now separate and such a permission will not now benefit the football club.

It was rejected by the mayor after receiving legal advice from Trevor Coxon, so the motion wasn't discussed.
I will be raising the first part at the first available (June 7th) Executive Board and the second part at the first available planning committee.

Cllr Marc Jones


I'm bitterly disappointed the issue wasn't discussed tonight but we have a new council leader as of tonight and will be pressing for a new lead from the council on this matter.