Safeguarding assets

The Supporters Club & Trust is pleased to report that our application made under the Localism Act to register Ashton Gate as an asset of community value has been successful. This means that any proposed sale of the stadium will have to be notified to supporters and an opportunity would then exist to mount an alternative bid to that of the proposed purchaser if fans had concerns about the intended buyer.

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Protecting heritage

The Supporters Club & Trust sent in a proposal to the Fans Parliament (now “FAN”) asking: “In light of events at Cardiff City and Hull City, will Jon Lansdown work with the Supporters Club & Trust and the Fans Parliament to devise a legally binding mechanism whereby neither the club’s colours nor its name could be changed at any point in the future against the will of the majority of its supporters? (‘Supporters’ and the required size of the majority to be clearly defined)”.

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Standing proud

The Football Supporters Federation’s national Safe Standing Campaign aims “to persuade the Government, football authorities and football clubs to accept the case for introducing, on a trial basis, limited sections of standing areas at selected grounds“. Supporters Club & Trust board member, Jon Darch, has been at the forefront of this national campaign, with Bristol City becoming the first to install the proposed ‘rail seats’ at Ashton Gate.

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