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Get Your Friends And Family To Help

21 November 2014

THE club would like to thank all the supporters who have signed the petition for a new community stadium on the Peaks Parkway - but we would like you to urge your friends, family or work colleagues to do the same.


The petition in support of the Peaks Parkway site has gathered more than 8,000 signatures.


Residents opposed to the stadium development have signed a rival petition which has gathered around 3,000 signatures.


Town director John Fenty says that a community stadium would leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.


He said: "A new community stadium would secure the vast array of community schemes currently being delivered by Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust, the club's delivery arm, all of which are as as much risk as the club itself, should this scheme not come to fruition.


"It will leave a lasting legacy, deliver a flagship project, the first for generations."


Concerns have been expressed about traffic congestion in the area, but, following a visit to the proposed site, Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell believes those concerns can be overcome.


Mr Mitchell said: "The difficulties can be removed. With a superstore or housing, it can finance a new ground. There could be other facilities such as skateboarding. It will provide a good centre.


"The arguments about traffic congestion with people going to and from funerals and the traffic for Oasis Academy Wintringham can be overcome. It would be like uncorking the bottle if there was a roundabout that would enable people to get in and out easily."


The MP added: "I am happy. This has potential for development and is something the council should approve."


He said the club and Grimsby "deserved it."


In closing, the Town director added: “I would personally like to thank everyone who has supported the community stadium proposal so far.


“I would now ask that you urge your friends and family to do the same by also signing our petition.”


How can you help?


Online Petition 


If you haven't done so already you can sign the petition online or in person at the ticket office at Blundell Park.


Printed Petition


You could print the petition here and take it round to your family, or your local perhaps, getting your friends and as many people as you can to support your community stadium. If you don't have the facility to print, we can post a copy to you or you can pick one up from the Blundell Park offices.


Please call 01472 605050 or email dale@gtfc.co.uk if you think you can help the cause.


Picture: Actor Tommy Turgoose says 'YES',


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