Sports ground would be great loss
SIR - With reference to Mrs. Pamela Paddon s letter (Sports Ground was given to the People) in your issue of March 31, when is Torridge District Council going to admit that it is not in their power to dispose of such an asset given to the Borough of Bide
SIR - With reference to Mrs. Pamela Paddon's letter (Sports Ground was given to the People) in your issue of March 31, when is Torridge District Council going to admit that it is not in their power to dispose of such an asset given to the Borough of Bideford ?
This is not the first time that Mrs. Paddon has written on this matter and, on the last occasion, I once again supported her.
I was employed by the former Bideford & North Devon Gazette for some 28 years, with the newspaper's H.Q. being at 5, Grenville Street, Bideford.
This address was also the registered address of Bideford Sports Ground Limited, with the Chairman of the Board the owner of the Gazette, Mr. Frederick Lee.
You may also want to watch:
Regular meetings were held in Grenville Street, Bideford and, from memory, the late Mr. Jack Fulford, a director of George Boyle Ltd., and a prominent Town Councillor and former Mayor of the Borough, together with a Mr. Maurice Moore, a local businessman, were on the board.
When the Sports Ground was handed over to the Town and the Limited Company foreclosed, I always understood that the Sports Ground was handed over to the Borough IN PERPETUITY FOR SPORT.
- 1 Man wielding knife arrested in Barnstaple park
- 2 Date set for reopening of Bideford Pannier Market
- 3 Rapid coronavirus tests now available across Devon
- 4 iLab marks 10th birthday with pledge to raise £10,000 for North Devon Hospice
- 5 Braunton farmer admits ploughing up 'semi natural' land
- 6 Mystery over Barnstaple builder's death
- 7 North Devon high streets get set to welcome residents back
- 8 Prom schoolgirl killed as she crossed road near Trimstone
- 9 Westward Ho! housing plan for 138 new homes approved
- 10 Grand National: ones to watch in 'race that stops a nation'
I cannot visualise Jack Fulford not safeguarding the situation. So why all the controversy? No doubt the excuse will be that all the correspondence has been lost over the years !.
As a former President of Bideford A.F.C. I have aired my opinion before and, without prejudice, I feel it would be a great loss to the Town if the sporting venue was changed, let alone the expense involved on the Ratepayers in the move.
Come on, Torridge, please drop this silly ambition.