3rd Jul, 2022

SAVE OUR BEES: Campaign group members meet with Rugby MP to look forward and discuss ongoing Coventry Stadium issues

REPRESENTATIVES of the campaign group to bring speedway and stock car racing back to Coventry turned to Westminster for assistance last week.

Four members of the group – Jeff Davies, Dave Carter, John Clarke and David Rowe – met with the MP for Rugby, Mark Pawsey, to address several of the ongoing issues.

As well as his interest in a matter which directly affects his constituency, Mr Pawsey is also Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group for speedway.

While details of the meeting cannot be publicly revealed, Mr Pawsey did agree to make enquiries regarding two fundamental issues the campaign group were looking for assistance in.

The group left in no doubt Mr Pawsey understands the overall impact on the sports themselves and the area in general arising from the current inactivity at Brandon.

Jeff Davies – Coventry Bees photographer and spokesman of the campaign group – said: “Mr Pawsey is a very busy man, so we were really grateful that he agreed to meet us.

“He is conscious of how many of his constituents – and people in the wider area – feel about the loss of speedway and stock car racing at Brandon and was very keen to help in whatever way he could.

“It was a very constructive meeting, which lasted more than an hour and we were delighted he agreed to follow up two specific requests – which we hope will move things forward.”

The meeting with Mr Pawsey followed previous meetings with Rugby Borough Council leader, Coun Michael Stokes and the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Campaign Group continues to meet on a regular basis to plan overall strategy, and further discussions with local representatives are planned over the coming weeks.

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