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Clitheroe Football Club faces £40k refurb plan to stay in league

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe FC’s Shaw Bridge Street ground Clitheroe FC’s Shaw Bridge Street ground

Clitheroe Football Club has announced plans to redevelop part of its ground to a tune of £40,000 or face expulsion from the league.

Clitheroe FC has submitted an application to the borough council to replace the current changing rooms which are on their ‘last legs’ after being constructed in 1998.

The club, which was founded in 1877 as Clitheroe Central, also wants to build a new toilet block, due to league ground rules that they must be separate from the clubhouse, which they currently are not.

If the planning permission is not granted and the work is not completed before the start of the 2014/ 2015 season, The Blues could be kicked out of The Evo-Stik League First Division North.

A grant application to fund half of the £40,000 bill for the work at the Shaw Bridge Street ground has been submitted by the club to the Football Foundation.

The club has also announced its intention to set up a youth team for the start of next season.

Andrew Jackson, the club’s spokesman and finance director, said: “The changing rooms that we have at the moment are on their last legs and are in need of replacing.

“We are keeping our fingers crossed the planning application is accepted as soon as possible so we can get on with improving the club.

“The toilets are the main issue because the league rules state that they need to be separate from the clubhouse.

“If the application isn’t approved then there is a possibility that we could be kicked out of the league.

“We would like the work to be completed for the start of next season.

“The changing rooms are in a state at the moment and it would be great to redevelop them.”

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8:28pm Thu 3 Apr 14

petestan says...

Can they afford to pay for this or will they have to fund raise?
Can they afford to pay for this or will they have to fund raise? petestan
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7:48pm Fri 4 Apr 14

POW WOW says...

I'm sure the RV council will help out one way or the other by putting poll tax up by a penny as football clubs generate revenue and visitors !!!!!!
I'm sure the RV council will help out one way or the other by putting poll tax up by a penny as football clubs generate revenue and visitors !!!!!! POW WOW
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9:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

Stop paying the players over inflated wages for being under performing games. Several players on contracts aswell yet the team are playing worse as the season progresses. £7 entry is not value for money either, hence why the crowds are also down. The chairwoman appears to put more effort into now being a committee member of the league than she does for her club.

Would be nice for the club to say if the finances are in place for the improvements. And surely Mr Jackson knew about this more than 4 months before the 2014/15 season?
Stop paying the players over inflated wages for being under performing games. Several players on contracts aswell yet the team are playing worse as the season progresses. £7 entry is not value for money either, hence why the crowds are also down. The chairwoman appears to put more effort into now being a committee member of the league than she does for her club. Would be nice for the club to say if the finances are in place for the improvements. And surely Mr Jackson knew about this more than 4 months before the 2014/15 season? clitheroe blue boy
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