Fans Forum Release 4th March
Working in Patnership
Welcome to a new SCFC Team, although this time we are talking about Stoke
City, the Fans and the City Council: as a result of meetings initiated by
the Mayor Mike Wolfe.
Terry Hughes says
“As Chairman of the Stoke City Forum I’m pleased to announce the emergence
of a new off the pitch team that has one main, and important agenda item”:
In this partnership initiative, we will be addressing a whole host of
problems, some in fact that have been inherent from day one of the Clubs
relocation to the Britannia Stadium.
We are all aware of the publicised traffic and parking problems encountered
when visiting the Stadium on match or event days, particularly the
frustrations of traffic congestion following the end of a game or event.
The Council are keen to explore the possibility of several imaginative Park
and Ride schemes. Following consultation with Stoke City and the Fans Forum
the Council are now going to undertake a complete traffic management survey
of the Trentham Lakes road systems, and match day car park entry and exiting
which have always been prone to traffic congestion on every match day and
This is maybe the first of a number of projects that all three parties wish
to pursue, in this partnership of mutual co-operation which will benefit the
supporters and users of the Britannia Stadium. Ultimately, the benefits of
each project should have a positive impact on the City of Stoke on Trent and
from the Fans Forum point of view and Stoke City Football Club
Terry Hughes continues
“I think that it’s fair to say that all those involved with this new
partnership initiative are looking to making the visiting of the Britannia
and the City, a pleasant and enjoyable family attraction.