I have also been given the task of posting as many leaflets around the local area as possible to get a few more
clicks on the petition . The two local bingo clubs were very helpful putting leaflets in their foyer and sheets up
on community notice boards. I have posted quite a lot into folks letter boxes and should have all the houses
on Stanley Grove done very soon .
MAGIC Roy - Sterling work and well done!
Just to clarify our status once again...........
We are still collecting until further notice - Both OBJECTION letters AND Petitional supporters!
IGNORE all previously announced deadlines AND particularly the one still showing out for Stox supporters - the deadline IS NOT the 24th Jan nor the 29th Jan---please keep going!!!
Our recent submission has had an immediate impact - over 600 letters and counting, but we need many more, so please keep them coming until further notice - from here on the forum, or directly informed by myself via FOBVS Team!
Thanking you all for your wonderful support to date but please, please keep going..... I have informed anyone that have been prepared to listen, that there is plenty of activity going on below the radar - Roy's post is a prime example of just one of the many grafting away without seeking publicity, they just get on with it!
BELLE VUE GREYHOUND STADIUM NEED YOUR HELP - PLEASE SIGN TO SAVE THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK.
Alan Kershaw started this petition to Manchester City Council Planning Department Submitted is our first batch of both Objection letters and petition signatures, along with our Legal submission to Manchester Council for the consultation process,
We now begin Phase 2 of the campaign to save our beloved stadium! We have until 24th February, when planners will announce whether the application is on the Agenda for the Committee Meeting in March.
*At this point we will need to submit our remaining collection of Objection letters, written petition entries and our electronic petition collection totals!
SO PLEASE keep going with your support - every letter and signature count. We appreciate all your help.
In the meantime we will be ..... 1) Increasing the dual count of both collection methods of support! 2) Increasing our written Objection Letter support! 3) We have scheduled Meetings with and will continue to talk to Key Decision makers! 4) We are seeking headline making supporters – if you are able to submit any willing to join our fight, please let me know. 5) Raising our profile with the media 6) Are we overlooking anything, in your opinion – let me know!
SAVE BELLE VUE CAMPAIGNERS MEET MP AND URGE FINAL PETITION PUSH
This Friday afternoon, campaigners fighting to keep Manchester’s Belle Vue stadium open, will be meeting Labour MP Afzal Khan, who represents the local Gorton constituency. The meeting is to discuss with Mr Khan the impact of the application for 247 homes, submitted by developers Countryside Properties just before Christmas, and the future of the historic site on Kirkmanshulme Lane moving forward.
The planned agenda will include the raising of substantial errors made by the developers, such as referring to the site in their submission as a ‘former’ greyhound stadium, and giving the council the impression that it was closing down.
Campaigners will also be addressing head on the issues raised by the application including the local need for housing, and claims by a group of protesters of animal mistreatment at the stadium.
“We will be highlighting to both Mr Khan, and the ninety six Councillors within Greater Manchester, the recent Select Committee hearing in Parliament hosted by Neil Parish MP that was extremely positive,” said campaigner Michael Burnage.
“It is only natural for parallels to be drawn with Wimbledon Stadium and the campaign to keep that open, but I would stress to everyone that the situation we find ourselves in with Belle Vue is extremely different.”
“In the capital, we were always in difficulty once the developers used the criteria set and endorsed by Merton Council, to win favour for their proposals using the large fan base of the local football club.”
“With the Belle Vue scenario, we have a very different set of circumstances, in particular we are very much in at the ‘ground floor’ so to speak of the whole project.”
“To begin with, the developers submitting their application just before Christmas, did catch us all on the hop. Once we realised the seriousness of the situation, we rapidly gathered together a group of experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people, all whose aim is to keep the stadium open.”
“Unlike with Wimbledon, here the future of the historic stadium is at least going to be influenced by us all. At this stage, we need to show the Council members by 24th February, that there is a strong community fighting for the stadium.”
“The way to do that is by race fans, family members and friends, all adding their names to our petition. The more signatures we have, the stronger our case to Save Belle Vue Stadium.”
Post by mancuniannick on Feb 21, 2019 17:34:43 GMT
An amazingly good article by the Greyhound Star I have to say and the support of Nicky Butt is great to hear too. I hope he has made the Manchester United staff and players aware so that they too, perhaps, lend their 'weight' to our cause and sign too. Maybe City and other Manchester football clubs will then pick up on too, as well as supporters and general public who attend matches. If only some of the nationals would pick up on it too ... even the national sports sections would be something and now with Nicky's support, perhaps they will? Time will tell and every moment counts so we'll see.