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Ewood Park registered as Asset of Community Value
A BLACKBURN Rovers fans’ group has succeeded in having Ewood Park registered as an Asset of Community Value.
The Rovers Trust’s successful application to Blackburn with Darwen Council means the historic ground will be safeguarded against a surprise sale in the future.
Under the Asset of Community Value status Rovers’ owners have a legal obligation to allow the Trust a six-month period in which to prepare and submit a bid to purchase Ewood Park - if they ever decide to sell the club's home since 1890.
Rovers Trust executive officer Paul Brooking, who compiled the nomination, said: “There is no obligation for the owners to accept such a bid but this listing does provide the Trust with time to enter the process.
“The successful listing with the council provides a significant opportunity for the local community to purchase and take control of Ewood Park should it ever be offered for sale by the owners.”
Brooking added: “We are delighted the council agrees with us that Ewood Park holds a special place in the local community and with the people of East Lancashire.”
See tomorrow’s Lancashire Telegraph for the full story.
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