Community Asset

The Clarets Trust has approached Burnley Borough Council to have Turf Moor declared as an asset of Community Value. We have, of course, advised the Club of this action and hope that this move will receive the support of all the fans and supporters – and indeed the wider community of Burnley.

I would emphasise that does not mean we have any fears as to the future of Turf Moor, indeed we welcome the purchase back of the ground and Gawthorpe undertaken by the Club backed by funding from a number of supporters during last year. We are fortunate to have a Club where the Board are all 100% Clarets fans – a rare commodity now in the football world.

If YOU support this move please email us peterl.pike@btinternet.com or write to the Clarets Trust, 30 Deerpark Rd, Burnley, BB10 4SD.

Many grounds have been given Asset of Community Value status including Old Trafford , Anfield, Gigg Lane, and The Valley; and other such applications are being pursued. These decisions reflect an understanding that, as the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, said ‘Football Stadiums are not only the heart and soul of every team, they are rooted in and loved by the neighbourhoods that surround them’.

Turf Moor has been the home of Burnley Football Club since 1883 and hopefully it will remain so for very many years ahead. The Trust, Club and Council are in discussion as to the exact definition of Turf Moor for this designation

Yours

Peter Pike

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