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Cambridge fans meet for public consultation over clubs future

Thu 22nd Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Cambridge Fans United’s (CFU) first public consultation meeting with Grosvenor Developments will be held on Monday 26th July at the Cambridge United Supporters Club and will begin at 7.30pm, when representives from Grosvenor, Cambridge United and the FA will be present to answer questions.

Among those taking part are Ed Skeates, Merlene Austin and Jack Brewster from Grosvenor, Chris White of Wrenbridge, Grosvenor’s partner, Jim Hill from Cambs FA and Jez George, Cambridge United ‘s Director of Football

The meeting has been arranged by CFU to give all interested parties an opportunity to meet Grosvenor and ask questions about the proposals.

CFU Chairman Dave Matthew-Jones said, “I hope that lots of supporters and local residents will come along. It is important that everyone is involved from the beginning. It is an opportunity to find out what is happening, what is planned and what the future holds for them. It is important both that the clubs supporters are involved at all stages and that the local community can also be there.”

Club Chairman Paul Barry commented, “This is a fantastic opportunity for fans, sponsors, residents and every interested party to come and meet the people involved and hear first hand the current status of proposals.“As a Club, we are fully committed to ensure any future facilities meets the needs of the Football Club and is something our fans and community can be proud of. “We would encourage all interested parties to attend and learn more about this important development for the Club and our community.”

CFU is also carrying out a survey of supporters find out what they think about re-location.

CFU Vice Chair Robert Osbourn commented, “This survey is the first of a number that we intend to use along the process to seek supporters views. The survey forms will also soon be available at the CFU caravan and via the web. We need to ensure that the interests of supporters are represented and taken into account both now and throughout the process. Supporters are the club”


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