21st Feb, 2019

SAVE OUR BEES: Campaign group fighting to save speedway team meet with Coventry City Council leader

THE campaign group fighting to save the Coventry Bees speedway team met with senior local authority representatives on Tuesday (May 2) afternoon to discuss the club’s future.

Three members of the group visited the offices of Coventry City Council to discuss the current situation facing the Bees after the club was axed from the 2017 SGB Premiership.

Without a track to compete on, the popular Brandon site remains empty – with the notable Friday and Saturday night absence of speedway and stock car racing.

Campaigners met with council leader George Duggins, deputy leader Abdul Khan, Coun Kamran – responsible for public health, sport and parks – and property management officer Nigel Clews.

All councillors took great interest in Bees’ problems and agreed to assist the club with enquiries for further information on various matters.

A campaign group spokesperson said: “We are confident that all parties we have met during that time fully accept the seriousness of what has happened and the impact it has had on many thousands of people from the speedway and stock car communities.

“Work to reach the solution we all desire may well be complex, but support for the sports to be taking place again as soon as possible does very much exist, and this gives us cause for cautious optimism.”

The group thanks the Coventry councillors for their time and assured supporters that they will remain updated on off-track activity as they continue.

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