Community Asset Status for St. Andrews

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November 2, 2013 by bluenosebible

Birmingham City Supporters’ Trust, Blues Trust, have announced the listing of St. Andrews as a community asset following successful talks with Birmingham City Council.

imagesstansThis decision means if the club’s owners were looking to sell St. Andrew, they’d be legal obliged to inform the Blues’ Trust and give them six months to put an offer in for the asset.

The listing was made under the 2011 Localism Act where a building or stadium can be deemed important to a group of people in the community.

Chairman of the Trust, Steve McCarthy, confirmed the news and his pleasure over the outcome, “We are delighted that Birmingham City Council agrees that St. Andrew’s holds a special place in the local community and with the people of Birmingham.

indexbluestrust“We’d also like to thank the Council for the support they have shown throughout the application process.

“It is important that St. Andrew’s continues to be the home of Birmingham City Football Club for many generations to come. It’s ours, and will always be ours.”

Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, also gave his thoughts on the news, “I fully understand the concerns of Blues fans about the future of the club.

“This will go some way to giving fans a better understanding about what the future may hold, if a situation ever arose that saw St Andrew’s put up for sale.”

By Oliver Osborn (The Bluenose Bible)


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