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Old 02-02-2017, 16:17   #1
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Great news for Stanley Trust and the whole of Accrington in general!

Done unbelievable since they started in 2010. Getting the Stanley name into schools every day as well as involving people of all different ages and abilities, promoting the Stanley name!

Two possible sites earmarked for 2m 'sports hub' in Accrington - Accrington Observer
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Old 02-02-2017, 17:27   #2
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Mr Fearon and his team are doing a fantastic job. Well done to all. Hope the funding comes through.
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Old 02-02-2017, 17:35   #3
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Well done
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Old 02-02-2017, 21:29   #4
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Can someone please remind an exile (me) where the Higham playing fields are?

Bells are ringing, but I can't lock on ........

I do know where the Wham is, though.
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Old 02-02-2017, 21:42   #5
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Can someone please remind an exile (me) where the Higham playing fields are?

Bells are ringing, but I can't lock on ........

I do know where the Wham is, though.
Pretty much across road from accy crem
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Old 02-02-2017, 21:49   #6
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Can someone please remind an exile (me) where the Higham playing fields are?
They are on the right hand side of Thorneycroft Road (on way to Accie Cricket Club) between that road and the railway line to Burnley. Used to be a swamp when I was a lad but the Council have done some massive remodelling recently.

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Old 02-02-2017, 22:41   #7
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The Community Trust is arguably becoming a bigger entity than the Football Club now!

Seriously though, the CT is doing massive things in the community and isn't shouted about anywhere near enough. There are frequent comments on here about "getting into the schools" etc ... the picture that follows tells you what they have done in the last year
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Old 03-02-2017, 16:42   #8
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Pretty much across road from accy crem
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They are on the right hand side of Thorneycroft Road (on way to Accie Cricket Club) between that road and the railway line to Burnley. Used to be a swamp when I was a lad but the Council have done some massive remodelling recently.
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Old 03-02-2017, 18:08   #9
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They are on the right hand side of Thorneycroft Road (on way to Accie Cricket Club) between that road and the railway line to Burnley. Used to be a swamp when I was a lad but the Council have done some massive remodelling recently.
Ha, ha. Shows I've been in Hampshire too long. It's Thorneyholme Road, not Thorneycroft!

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Old 04-02-2017, 10:19   #10
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Will the Stanley Squad be able to use it as their Training Ground?
(Where do they train at the moment?)
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Old 05-02-2017, 13:36   #11
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Must admit that I didn't know much about the Stanley Trust until I went to the Supporters Club Presentation before Xmas - I was blown away hearing what they do. They are into ALL the schools, giving away Stanley Branded goodies to get the kids hooked. I really was amazed at everything they were involved with.

Would love the club to be able to make use of Old Accs pitches, that could make it a real extension of the club, with decent training & community facilities.
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Old 01-03-2017, 20:32   #12
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Petition started to keep Higham Playing Fields from becoming home to Accrington Stanley's new 2million sports hub (From Lancashire Telegraph)

A petition to stop it been built, some people really are a joke, don't the people of Accrington want to support the club? Don't they want the town to have facilities to help improve the town, this is a great project for the club and town and will hopefully encourage more young children too Stanley, suprised IT wernt the people near livingstone road complaining though they complains out everything else
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Old 01-03-2017, 20:51   #13
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I think the sports hub will be good for the area but not if it will mean a loss of freely accessible public land. Many of the users of Highams have no interest in football and use the area for other recreational activities. There is still not enough information about what land will be lost to the public. There is also concern about the funding and management of the facility. This is probably due to its ties to the club and the history of financial issues.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:00   #14
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I can understand people's reservations but at the moment as far as I'm aware, it's only at the stage of a feasibility study being carried out & I presume more detailed information will be available after that has been completed.
And yes, it's well known that Stanley have a somewhat chequered history with regard to it's finances although hopefully that is now behind us but the Community Trust including their finances is run completely separately to the club.
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Old 06-03-2017, 18:57   #15
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I notice that Accrington Cricket Club (adjacent to Highams) now have a football pitch laid out on their extensive playing field.
I think it's used for boys football. However, as cricket is a summer sport & footy a winter game, would it not be possible for Stanley to use this facility for training during winter?
Naturally the wicket would have to be protected, but there's enough space for 2 full size soccer pitches, even allowing for the wicket section.
I regularly walk past their ground & have never ever seen it flooded or waterlogged.
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