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  1. Poole 2018

    Ooops! Yarmouth.
  2. Poole 2018

    Yes! Poole Kurtz, Woryna, Grajczonek, Szczepaniak, Sundstrom, J Jenkins. Weymouth Batchelor, Wells, Tungate, Garrity, Klindt, A Bowtell.
  3. Reducing averages won't help until the Riders have done 4H & 4A.
  4. Belle vue -V- Rye House 23.04.18

    Kennett's injury was sustained at the Swingfield European Grasstrack semi-final yesterday. (Sunday). He didn't fall, but from where I was standing (3rd-4th bend) it looked like he jarred his left leg on turns 1-2. He rode outside the circuit towards the 3rd bend in obvious agony, and fell off his m/c just before the pits.
  5. I'm not sure when, or if, your interpretation was the case, but for as long as I have been interested in Averages, it's been all rides in a meeting.
  6. You are right (for once) .. Poole are making themselves look worse than they do on paper!
  7. Wow! Just read through it all. What an excellent piece of work by the SCS committee. Their rebuttal of Brandon Estates spurious statements is superb. Good Luck!
  8. Yeah.. a bit like Poole v Lakeside a few years ago?
  9. We always used to go to the chippy, just up from the stadium. They do a Speedway Special Fish and chips. Great value and tasty fish and chips! "Fishcakes" in Garland Road.
  10. And they also have around 100 tradesmen who have offered their services to restore the stadium.
  11. THE documents for Brandon and Bretford Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan application have been submitted. These are available to download from the Rugby Borough Council website. https://www.rugby.gov.uk/downloads/file/1738/brandon_and_bretford_neighbourhood_development_plan We would particularly draw your attention to section 12 (starting on page 54) concerning Potential Development Sites, which makes detailed reference to Brandon Stadium. Note particularly the following paragraphs: 12.6 In the survey circulated to residents for the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, residents were asked what uses they would like to see included as part of the future redevelopment of the Stadium site. An overwhelming majority of responses wanted to see the site retained for sporting use or for the development of community facilities. There was some support for the development of small business uses, but only a handful of responses supported any form of residential development with those responses favouring either affordable housing or specialist housing for the elderly. *This survey response is entirely in line with our own survey of local residents carried out in Autumn 2017 and indeed the overwhelming response of 1,800 objections to the planning application as part of the council’s consultation process. 12.7 The site is wholly within the Green Belt and the adopted Development Plan does not contain any policy that is specific to its existing or future use. Similarly the emerging Rugby Local Plan contains no policy that is specific to the site’s existing or future use other than general policies for the redevelopment of PDL within the District. *This is an issue which we have raised in our representations towards the Local Plan and will do so once more during the public hearings later this month. 12.8 The Government’s planning policies as contained in the NPPF contain policies on the redevelopment of PDL within areas of Green Belt and on the loss of existing open space, sports and recreational facilities and buildings. Paragraph 74 states that: “Existing open space, sports and recreational buildings and land, including playing fields, should not be built on unless: a. an assessment has been undertaken which has clearly shown the open space, buildings or land to be surplus to requirements; or b. the loss resulting from the proposed development would be replaced by equivalent or better provision in terms of quantity and quality in a suitable location; or c. the development is for alternative sports and recreational provision, the needs for which clearly outweigh the loss”. *The Parish Council are absolutely correct to highlight this section of planning policy, which is also included in our objections to the planning application. 12.10 The site has played an important role as a sports stadium for almost 90 years and is an established and valued facility within the Parish. Alongside the local and wider sporting value it has delivered to generations of people, the stadium has provided local employment and has become a valued landmark in the area. The survey of residents showed that there was overwhelming support for the retention of the site as predominantly a sporting facility whether in total or as part of the site’s redevelopment. *Again, this is entirely consistent with our own findings having surveyed the local residents. Policy PDS1 commences: POLICY PDS 1 BRANDON STADIUM As a long established and valued sports stadium, preference will be given to the continued use of the site either in whole or in part for sports purposes. Support will be given to proposals which would allow the site to remain in its current use as a sporting facility subject to acceptability with other policies in the Plan and to adopted Development Plan policies. *Interestingly, there is a brief reference to the Neighbourhood Plan within the Design and Access Statement in the Brandon Estates planning application. It states: 2.1.34 Brandon and Bretford Parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Plan area on 12th May 2016. The Steering Group are currently in the process of writing the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish, no draft has been produced, and therefore no weight is currently given to this. *We have made reference to this brazen statement in our own objections to the Planning Application, the full text of which will be reproduced on our website next week. We have included, amongst others, the following comment: 10.6 Why have Brandon Estates suggested the decision on the planning application should be made giving "no weight" to the wishes of the local community? Is it because the local community are substantially supportive of retaining the Stadium facility?
  12. The FIM is pleased to announce that the FIM Long Track World Championship will be streamed live on the FIM YouTube Channel. The events will be transmitted by Polish company Sabmar TV who have long experience covering FIM and FIM Europe events as well as Polish League meetings. The highly respected Alex Raby will be commentating, and the programmes will include interviews, behind the scenes clips, the occasional outtake and the live draw for the following round. Herxheim, Germany 10th May La Réole, France 16th June Roden, The Netherlands 15th July Eenrum, The Netherlands 19th August Mühldorf, Germany 30th September Morizès, France 1st September (Team Event)
  13. If he's a better rider, then why hasn't his average been adjusted to reflect this?
  14. Leicester Lions 2018

    ................Only if a rider has completed 4H & 4A by the 23rd.