Sixfields stand and land deal and ACV position
The deal between West Northants Council (WNC) and County Developments
Northampton Ltd (CDNL) – which is owned by Northampton Town Football Club
(NTFC) – was agreed at WNC Cabinet on 8 March.
As Asset of Community Value (ACV) holder for land at Sixfields, the Trust now
awaits official notification from WNC of their intentions on land disposal.
It is understood that a section of the ACV land, relating to the old athletics track
land behind the East Stand, will be the freehold title of NTFC with development
on it restricted to that which directly benefits the football club and the local
The Trust will consider its options under the Localism Act once the notification is
30 th anniversary of the Trust
St Crispin’s Social Club in Northampton has been provisionally booked in late
September/early October for a reunion of 1970s NTFC players. Admission will be
discounted for Trust members.
Phipps NBC brewery will be producing a Trust Celebration ale later in the year.
Discounted sales to Trust members will apply.
The Trust is also commissioning a painting from stadium artist Paul Town of the
Bristol Rovers 1998 match at Sixfields. Prints will be made available for sale and
once again Trust discount to Trust members will apply.
Membership fees review
The membership review will see a) life membership status unchanged b)
scrapping of multi-year deals) and c) the introduction of a flat rate annual fee of
£10 for individual adult membership , £5 for under-18s and £100 for a new
Board members discussed how best to incentivise corporate membership and
will take a decision as to when the new fees would be introduced.
Bob Clarke advised that the latest balance, including PayPal money, is £54,955.
Barry Collins is taking over the Travel Club accounts from outgoing secretary
There is scope to transfer at least £2,000 from each balance on the Travel Club
– at £11,048 - and the lottery Club 500.
Easy Fundraising looks an interesting and potentially lucrative avenue for the
Trust to explore.
If set up and worked correctly there would be with no cost to the Trust. The total
raised so far has been £560.81 and this has been transferred to our bank over
an extended period, but the account is presently virtually dormant.