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City Supporters Trust's Perdiswell plans get MEP Sinclaire's backing
WEST Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire has thrown her backing behind plans for a new football stadium in the city.
Worcester City Supporters’ Trust want to build a £2million ground at Perdiswell by the end of 2015 because they feel the current proposed move to Nunnery Way won’t happen.
Sinclaire, a City supporter, said: “It is quite clear that Nunnery Way is not the preferred choice for the fans.
“The Perdiswell proposals put forward by the supporters’ trust, on paper, seem a sensible way of ensuring the future of the football club, as well as building facilities that the community can use.
“We cannot lose a wonderful club such as this.”
Fellow supporter, city councillor Joy Squires, Worcester’s Labour parliamentary candidate, said: “For a city the size of Worcester, it’s so important that we have a decent football ground and a team that can compete in a decent league.
“On the face of it, Perdiswell would be a great site although there would be issues around access and parking and I am sure local residents would have some concern.”
Worcester City Council have been more guarded with their comments, with Conservative deputy leader councillor Mark Bayliss saying: “We are keen to see Worcester City remain in Worcester as a viable club and I think that was why permission was granted for the move to Nunnery Way.”