2nd Jul, 2022

SAVE OUR BEES: Stadium owners respond to formal warning by dumping earth outside main entrance

TRUCKLOADS of earth have been dumped outside both entrances to Coventry Stadium to ‘improve security’.

Stadium owners Brandon Estates confirmed to The Observer that earth has been used to block both stadium entrances following two traveller break ins this year.

A Brandon Estates spokesperson said: “The earth was dumped there as a security measure so people cannot trespass.”

The move happened a week after campaigners fighting to save the world-famous Coventry Bees speedway team questioned Brandon Estates’ security measures.

Save Coventry Speedway campaign leader Jeff Davies told The Observer last week: “In the period since Brandon Estates took over the stadium, travellers have visited the site on three separate occasions.

“And on the most recent of those visits, the stadium was vandalised, with windows being smashed and doors ripped off their hinges.

“I would like to ask why Brandon Estates removed the 24 hour on site security presence that had been in place under the previous owner?

“And why, after the first incursion of travellers, was security not improved?”

Meanwhile Brandon Estates now has just three full days left to act on a formal notice issued by Rugby Borough Council.

The Council issued the notice in accordance with section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

It requires Brandon Estates to clean up the site and ensure the site is secured. They have until 8am on Monday, October 9, to do this.

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