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Trust update - September 2021

21st Sep 2021

Meeting with West Northamptonshire Council

Representatives from the Supporters Trust enjoyed a positive meeting with West Northamptonshire council leaders at a meeting earlier this month. Under discussion were the Trust’s concerns about Northampton Town FC owner David Bower’s plans for the East Stand and wider Sixfields land development. The Trust is still awaiting written answers to the 25 questions it asked about plans for the East Stand and wider Sixfields land development. The Trust has asked for answers in written form so they are clear, understood and on the record. A slide presentation has been sent to all councillors, the council’s executive team and West Northamptonshire MPs. The Trust discussed whether an infrastructure foundation, similar to one that has met with success at Scottish club Heart of Midlothian, was a potential way forward to improve the facilities at Sixfields stadium.

Football Conversation

The Trust will be engaging its members and other Cobblers supporters on this and other matters during a Football Conversation with fans next month. October has been earmarked for the presentation of the full report on football reform conducted by Tracey Crouch MP.

Trust AGM

The Trust’s annual general meeting will take place in November, as is customary. Details will be sent to members in October – vacancies remain on the Trust board, any members interested in serving as a board member should contact board secretary Helen Hickman on Trust members should email the same address if they wish to attend a board meeting – the next meeting is scheduled, via Zoom, for Thursday 14 October at 7.15pm.

Cobblers Travel 2021/22

The Trust is once again running its Cobblers Travel service to away matches this season – travel will include pub stops for longer trips! To book, please contact Jim on 07840 355864. Following a report of a positive Covid test by a passenger on the coach to Forest Green, the travel club urges anyone feeling unwell prior to travelling to an away game to consider other travellers, get tested and stay at home.

Anniversary celebrations

Plans are under discussion to mark the Trust’s 30th anniversary next January, in the run up to the football club’s 125th birthday celebrations in March.

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