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On 17/12/2017 at 12:05 AM, Gemini said:

I can recommend the 'Memories of Coventry Speedway' DVD if anyone is thinking of getting it. Great value at £16 for 3 DVD's. I have sort of watched part one, with difficulty, and will be watching two and three when Lucy isn't around. :D What a strange dog she is as she always goes to sleep at meetings yet on TV suddenly finds it really interesting and blocks my view.

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Great to see the dog lapping it up as well as all the huge crowd.

how things have changed,I remember countless British finals and visits to Brandon watching the lions( getting beaten every time mind you ) the place was packed and had to park miles away and walk in.

fingers crossed for a return to those heady days for a more certain future for the bees.As a lions fan I'm optimistic about this season and will also be going along to watch bees in the nationals at BP.

good luck and a better 2018

Shirl

 

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As a lifelong Wimbledon fan, I have to endure driving past the derelict plough lane stadium on my way to work every morning. The reality will kick in when they start pulling the old place down. All the time Brandon is still standing you have a chance, but cash is always king in these situations.

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Re statement from Gambo above..

Even, as a Wolves supporter I wanted to win the lottery and build a speedway track next to the home of the chairman of Barrets that stuffed Cradley.. Looks like Monaco needs a speedway track also!

My father used a quote that made me think....

Who is the biggest thief...

He who steals the goose from the common,

or, he who steals the common from the goose?

 

Thankfully the honey from the Bee always stays alive - get the track back.

Keep fighting.

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There has been a fire at Brandon apparently . The old turnstile block has been damaged. Fortunately a neighbour called the fire brigade and  saved further damage.

With the Gypsies being present on site the photos make a very sad sight.

Report & photos from Jeff Davies

Fire at Brandon has destroyed a turnstile block but would have been much worse but for the vigilance of a local resident.

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Needs a few hundred Coventry fans to go along and do likewise to the Caravans, thought the kids were supposed to be at school, ohhhh i forgot there is one law for them, and another for the rest of us.

Brandon estates would be only to glad to see the place burn down, same thing happened at Cradley, i dont recall anyone being prosecuted for it..

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There has been 2 fires, one last night and one the night before. The first one was to the turnstiles but not sure if any damage was done with the second fire. Residents in particular must be extremely concerned, the amount of asbestos in the main stand could cause a health risk in event of a fire.

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The gypsies have now departed Brandon after the intervention of the Rugby Council  leader..  Lets hope more pressure is put on Brandon Estates to ensure proper security oh the site.

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14 hours ago, Dave Jones said:

The gypsies have now departed Brandon after the intervention of the Rugby Council  leader..  Lets hope more pressure is put on Brandon Estates to ensure proper security oh the site.

They also left a puppy locked in a cupboard.

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Below is from the Coventry observer who have been in touch with Brandon Estates. It is interesting to read that basically they have done all the council told them to do, so basically throwing it back at the council. I am sure the council really going to bend over backwards to help this totally inept company with no regard for locals and have turned their neighbourhood into a trash site for gypo's. What will it take to stop the place being burnt down or trashed as each lot of travellers that get in do more damage than the previous scum. I am not sure the locks and measures they took in securing the entrance to the stadium were really ideal, more like they taking the p*ss.  The scum that break in specialise in this sort of thing so an unsecured post and a padlock from B&Q really isn't really fit for purpose.

 

 

TWO fires were ignited at Coventry Stadium on Monday night, sparking safety concerns among residents of Binley Woods and fans of the Coventry Bees speedway club.

It is believed travellers – who occupied the site from Wednesday, January 3, until Tuesday, January 9 – started the blaze.

The news came as little surprise to fans of the world-famous Coventry Bees after growing speculation the stadium could be set alight while the site remains unoccupied.

Stadium owners Brandon Estates have told the Observer efforts will be made to ensure no further fires break out on the site. But they declined to give details.

A statement issued to the Observer read: “The security measures that Brandon Estates Ltd have put in place are precisely those recommended by Rugby Borough Council and its independent legal barrister.

“A great number of measures have been implemented, strictly in accordance with the advice from Rugby Borough Council, including staging the entrance to the stadium, fitting special locks and a VPS alarm system, a security team who visit the site daily, erasing the signs saying Coventry Speedway and erecting numerous signs warning of the danger of being on the site.

“Brandon Estates are concerned that gypsies are on the site, and that a fire was started. Brandon Estates assures speedway fans and all members of the public that efforts will be made to ensure that no further fires break out on site.

“We understand that the Police will issue a Notice pursuant to Section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 which should ensure the removal of the gypsies and no further illegal incursions.”

Travellers have since left the stadium’s car park.

A Warwickshire fire service spokesperson told the Observer: “Two fires took place at Coventry Stadium.

“We were first called out at 10.58pm where we had two pumps in attendance. We believe this incident to be deliberate.

“Then at 3.24am we had two appliances in attendance to put out a single storey building. The fire affected 100 per cent of the building.”

We have also contacted Warwickshire Police but are yet to receive a response.

The site is earmarked for housing. A planning application is expected soon.

Campaigners fans, and the Observer’s Save Our Bees campaign, are seeking a long-term home for Coventry Bees, who will be competing in Leicester this season following a multi-party dispute over Brandon.

They still hope one option could be a return to Bees’ traditional Coventry Stadium home.

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14 minutes ago, Coventry_Bee said:

Below is from the Coventry observer who have been in touch with Brandon Estates. It is interesting to read that basically they have done all the council told them to do, so basically throwing it back at the council. I am sure the council really going to bend over backwards to help this totally inept company with no regard for locals and have turned their neighbourhood into a trash site for gypo's. What will it take to stop the place being burnt down or trashed as each lot of travellers that get in do more damage than the previous scum.  

 

 

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I expect that they will think that throwing it all back into the councils lap will put added pressure on them to allow the planning to go through when the application" goes in".

There is without doubt a method in their madness.

 

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On 26/12/2017 at 5:22 PM, Dave67 said:

 

Heartbreaking.

Dave - having thought there was no way back, you come up with a Boxing Day 2017 movie which shows the end may not be at an end.  Couldn’t give a monkeys about a grandstand, being able to buy a pie and a pint or buying a scarf / photo in a track shop. The only item we need is a track and seems as though there is something there still.  Ok need a safety fence and a spark to control the starting gate and necessary racing red/green lights - the other bits can be worked upon in the future.

HOWEVER- how did you gain access to the stadium albeit Boxing Day.  How on earth did the gypo’s gain access the the heavily fortified stadium complex ?  I live  2.5 miles from the stadium and pass it on a regular basis and have seen the barricades in place to deter yet more intrusions from the scum.  

Heard a 4th hand rumour today that Mr Sandhu had very recently made an unsuccessful attempt to buy back the stadium for a figure of 2 million quid from Brandon Estates ( allegedly to re-start stock car PLUS speedway )  

Would appear that Brandon estates still clinging to the idea of being given planning permission to build homes on the site -however they should take on board that Oakdale nurseries (across the A428 road from the speedway} sold out almost 20years ago for the same reason but nothing has progressed 

The prospect of seeing / smelling speedway is still a distant prospect -but not dead and buried as I thought it was a few days ago.

Mr Sandhu was a saviour to Coventry Speedway all those years ago ( he spent mega money transforming the place upfront  - so untypical for ANY sporting club at the time and since)

If the 4th hand rumours are to be believed, then maybe he could be back once more for a 2nd coming.

The Coventry public have a place in their hearts for sport  (ccfc at Wembley last year for a mickey mouse cup, Wasps for rugby union)

Entertainment is the name of the game and in the right hands (anything not involving  the HORTON clan and his sidekick WATSON, please, PLEASE, PLEASE !!!!) could be a winner.

Keep the faith 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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