22nd Sep, 2018

SAVE OUR BEES: Key questions put to Coventry Stadium owners

QUESTIONS have been pitched to the owner of Coventry Stadium as efforts continue to bring speedway and stock car racing back to the city.

Fans of the Coventry Bees speedway team and CoventryStox have been starved of racing action this season following an off-track dispute involving multiple parties.

Though there was hope for supporters of the Coventry Bees at several moments during last year’s off-season, the club was left without a track to race on – ending decades of sporting heritage in Coventry.

Lasse Bjerre (left) was one of Bees’ star riders.

The Coventry Observer reacted to the news by launching our ‘Save Our Bees’ campaign.

Our campaign calls on all relevant institutions to support:

1. Getting the world-famous Coventry Bees back on track for the 2018 SGB Premiership season.

2. Ensuring a long-term plan is developed so the Bees can look forward to a bright future away from their Brandon home once a potential lease ends.

In June, Brandon Estates revealed they would ‘come forward’ with proposals for a phased development of new homes.

As part of our ongoing campaign to ‘Save Our Bees’, we have called on stadium owners – Brandon Estates Ltd – to answer the below questions.

The questions were sent on Friday, August 18, with a deadline of 5pm today, August 25, to respond.

1. Can Brandon Estates provide an update on the ‘immanent’ planning application?

2. Are Brandon Estates still in a position where they are not willing to hold talks with the speedway club or Coventry Stox?

3. Would Brandon Estates – at this moment – consider a temporary short term solution (maybe a two-year lease) to keep Bees’ image in the public eye and on the race track?

4. Is anything being done to the stadium maintenance wise to prevent decay?

5. Can Bees fans hope for a return to Brandon?

We are yet to receive a response from Brandon Estates.

 

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