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Shock cash demand puts RL World Cup game in Whitehaven at risk

Partners in a proposed £5.5 million community stadium in Whitehaven are still hopeful that a deal can be done – despite a shock call for £750,000 to allow access to the Pow Beck site.

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E: Your militant posting style which oft mentions 'your' Labour Party is the best advert those wishing to recruit for the Conservatives in West Cumbria could possibly wish for.

Posted by BM on 16 March 2012 at 16:13

If whitehaven can't stage any world cup games then workington will lose out hosting world teams.
you should think before you type E

Posted by JG on 16 March 2012 at 11:11

This is so typical of Whitehaven.

West Cumbria.

Posted by E on 14 March 2012 at 21:56

I think it's just plain greedy on the Miners social welfare, to say at this late stage that they want £750,000
They should just try and look for another access route.

Posted by TA on 14 March 2012 at 13:16

shame on whoever is trying to cash in on what could be a great event in whitehaven, people are to bring the town into the future and some greedy people are trying to cash in!!!

Posted by albert on 14 March 2012 at 12:14

i would save your money!! ya footy team is Cumberland league 1 at best and ya rugby team wil be in same league as Wath Brow soon haha... i would invest in getting some shops and pubs in your derelict town lol...

Posted by jampot on 14 March 2012 at 09:44

OK, so the partners walk away, find an alternative access, town loses hosting two minor prelim world cup games, build the stadium a year later and deny miners any benefit whatsoever. So what's the big fuss? Full time and final score:
Community Partners 1 : Greedy Miners 0

Posted by Lee Perkins on 13 March 2012 at 22:51

W Boston has got the scenario right. The council have not done any of the necessary feasibility studies, land acquisition or risk assessments studies correctly. It is now looking for a way out and is trying to offload the blame on to the Miners Welfare Organisation.

Posted by Bright Eyes on 13 March 2012 at 18:59

Lets stop drinking in the Miners and parking on their car park on Whitehaven rl match days, greedy people who can't see further than their nose really annoy me !

Posted by Malcolm.C on 13 March 2012 at 18:04

I would urge the council to do a compulsory purchase order immediately on this land,in the interest of the development of the project,this is appalingly greedy considering the miners have gained financially from use of their club solely because of fans at the rec,get their rates put up.

Posted by James O on 13 March 2012 at 15:39

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