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On ‎28‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 8:33 PM, Woz01 said:

The SaveCovSpeedway group will be there and I suspect residents!

I wish I had the same feelings as you all, for I too  thought Brandon was a special place and  iconic to our sport.   But forgive me for being cynical,   but whatever chance the stadium had, of carrying on Speedway and StockCars,  has long gone.     From my experience years, when  you see situations like this,  all the hopes have been extinguished before the project even started.    I am in no doubt  Brandon Estates  had everything in place before they brought the stadium.  We're talking big money developments, developments that will gross massive profits.  They wouldn't be speculating unless they were assured  of the final outcome.    Be it from back-handers,   illegal payments or  even blackmail ,  they wouldn't be spending hundreds and thousands of  pounds  on plans  and professional people unless they had the reassurances in place  before it even started.    That's the ways top businesses work.   

They will be expected the objection process to show up, but for it to change anything, the battle has to be fought along similar lines as they have done. with high profile and name and shame those who are benefitting.   Make the public aware of the underhanded goings on.      Its probably too late for that now....

Its such a pity,  that when the BSPA received that television money from Sky,  they didn't use it for more creditably  and purchase somewhere like Brandon that they could call their own..    My first visit to Brandon was  in 1970 .  Compared to the wooden  run-down  premises we had at Lynn at that time,  this was the pinnacle  of our sport.  But time has really taken its toll.   These last few years it is embarrassing how little work had been done  and it  has been  left to decay,  its now  only a sad reflection of the place it once was.  Cant help thinking this has played right into the Developers  hands..... 

Really sorry for these  bad thoughts !!!   

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On 03/02/2018 at 7:42 AM, g13webb said:

 

Its such a pity,  that when the BSPA received that television money from Sky,  they didn't use it for more creditably  and purchase somewhere like Brandon that they could call their own..

This is exactly what should happen.  It would make it so much more difficult for BE to sell it for housing if the BSPA were able to come along and say we're willing to buy it for this much and the deal can be done now.  Of course, as we are repeatedly told, the BSPA "have no money"!  The sport's national body and it has no finances...  Why?

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1 hour ago, Stoke Potter said:

This is exactly what should happen.  It would make it so much more difficult for BE to sell it for housing if the BSPA were able to come along and say we're willing to buy it for this much and the deal can be done now.  Of course, as we are repeatedly told, the BSPA "have no money"!  The sport's national body and it has no finances...  Why?

Maybe the Stock Car people would have better access to finance?

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Now is the time to voice your objection to the planning application from Brandon Estates to redevelop the Brandon stadium site.

The SCS&S campaign group has posted advice on how to voice your objections to this outrageous planning application...Get your objections in!

To raise your objection you can email Erica Buchanan, who has been appointed as the Planning Officer at Rugby Borough Council to preside over this planning application.

You can contact her via her email:

  Erica.Buchanan@rugby.gov.uk

Details of the planning application can be seen here;

http://www.planningportal.rugby.gov.uk/fulldetail.asp?AltRef=R18/0186&ApplicationNumber=&AddressPrefix=&Postcode=CV8+3GJ&CaseOfficer=&ParishName=&AreaTeam=&WardMember=&Consultant=&DateDecidedStart=&DateDecidedEnd=&Locality=&AgentName=&ApplicantName=&ShowDecided=&DecisionDescription=&DecisionLevel=&Sort1=DateReceived+DESC&Sort2=FullAddressPrefix&Submit=Search

Please use the reference: R18/0186, the main reasons behind your objection and please provide your name, address and postcode.

For more info please check the Save Coventry Speedway and Stock Car Campaign website over the coming days for further advice.

http://savecoventryspeedway.com/news.php?extend.126

The planning application can be viewed below.

The consultation period for any objections ends on March 1st 2018.

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Done.  

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Cheers everyone. I did mine yesterday. Quite emotional to write to be honest but I just had to do my bit. 

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2 hours ago, Woz01 said:

Cheers everyone. I did mine yesterday. Quite emotional to write to be honest but I just had to do my bit. 

I spoke about the day I went to see a British Final,  4 of us, one of whom was Barrie Sheene.   Travelled in his roller, we were ushered into the pits Car Park area .  Within minutes we were surrounded, 100's wanting to speak and have their photo taken with him. it was manic..    I looked round to my friend and said whose idea was this?   we decided to get out of the car and  leave.  Co-pilot George asked where will we be,  back straight was the reply and we left them to it..

About an hour later, heat 6,  George and Barrie found us, we exchanged a few views as heat 7 started.   During the race I notice the number of fans  looking round and noticing Barrie. they in turn were pointing him out to their friends and before long the adulation starts all over again.   This was the first day that we experienced first hand the problems with being well known.

We took our leave again hoping to see more of the Speedway Final..  That day we moved around more than any other time in an effort to escape all the fuss..   We were fortunate to be able to do that,  but Barrie just excepted is as his norm.     Never once did I see or hear him rubbish those fans...     Brilliant Chap,  and  a Terrible loss...

Brilliant times and wonderful memories..

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Copy of my submission, below.

 

Having been a Coventry Bees supporter since 1965 I feel I must object to the loss of a venue which has been a major part in my family social life. My Mother eventually became secretary of the first official Supporters Club, and my sister and two brothers were all regular stadium goers, and our children, and my Grandson, have all become enthusiastic Speedway supporters. 

I also feel that those submitting the Planning Application are deliberately playing down the fact that Brandon is a MOTOR SPORTS stadium and not just a Speedway Stadium. The Stock Car promotion regularly stage the World Final which brings in thousands of fans from around the world, providing a boost to the local economy in the days preceding the event.

I also feel that the site owners, who by their own admission have noted that 85% of the latest responses are negative, are trying to abrogate their responsibility in law to provide or fund a suitable alternative site for the MOTOR SPORT stadium.

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That's a very well written submission gambo and I would have thought it would make the planning team think about their decision very deeply.

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4 minutes ago, charlie17 said:

The Martin Ashby, Ray Wilson race off in the British Final was the best race. Ever... great memories.

No it wasn’t. It devastated me. Haven’t seen the race since that fateful night but it’s etched in my brain. Left the stadium in tears. A young lad absolutely gutted.

is there any footage of the race online?

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