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Monday, 14 July 2014

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Whitehaven sports stadium: Partners look at alternative schemes

Plans for a new £5.5 million community sports stadium in Whitehaven are being re-examined.

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Rugby league is dying round here. Most of the people I know who like it are older men, most men under 40 I talk to prefer football. I was talking to an ex amateur player a few months ago and he said when he played in the 80s, his team had an A, B and C team, now they struggle to make up one team.

Posted by Realist on 12 August 2012 at 18:09

Orange Peel: With this lot in power having ones tongue in cheek keeps away the suicide bid. I don't suppose it hits the thick skinned target though since they live in a world of the kings new clothes with an electorate unable to show them reality.

Posted by Charlie on 11 August 2012 at 18:45

Charlie: Why London? is there no decent consultants closer to home or was that a 'toungue in cheek' jibs at the local councils who seem to pay lots of concil taxpares money to anywhere but local businesses?

Posted by Orange peel on 11 August 2012 at 12:40

totally agree with 'disapointed haven fan' how can this council waste so much money and heads have not rolled... it pains me to say this but we are being left in the dark ages by Allerdale, look what we have and look what we have.... total joke...!!!

Posted by martin on 9 August 2012 at 12:39

Too much importance was put on what the Rugby club wanted instead of what the community wanted and it cost a lot of money to get to this point. Yes, get a proper consultation done but not only with the two main user groups but all the residents of Copeland should be given the chance to express their needs.

Posted by Geordie on 8 August 2012 at 18:09

I think that before anything else is done the council and all involved ought to engage an expensive London firm to look into the feasability of the site and to consult with everyone remotely concerned.
It is imporftant that the professional rugby team pay for the ground they will use and other funding be used for amature sport. If rugby is that important to locals then the need for a large stadium should be based on the average gate not some pie in the sky estimate of what could happen. Look what happened to Darlington FC when it had the ground but too few supporters.

Posted by Charlie on 8 August 2012 at 15:04

It is time to listen to the fans and what they prefer,after all the fans should always mean the most. Without them there is no club.As a non Whitehaven resident,reading about the recent fiasco has not helped anyone and heads still are yet to roll. I would hope they do up the Recre instead as it would hold more than the new proposed site....Why get a smaller stadium than the current set up? Not much ambition is it? It clearly has some decent structures in place already and flexibility to improve on.Surely the Railway end can have a covered seated/standing terrace to start with?

Posted by Mark Thompson on 8 August 2012 at 14:54

how much will it cost before the next venture gets going. have heads not rolled over the last fiasco what a joke

Posted by disapointed haven fan on 8 August 2012 at 13:30

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