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THINK AGAIN: Bushey group urges Watford FC owner to scrap plans

 Published on: 25th July 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Opponents of Watford Football Club’s proposed move to Bushey have written to club owner Gino Pozzo urging him to abandon plans to build a new stadium of the site of Bushey Hall Golf Club (pictured).

Bushey Against Watford Stadium is a collaboration between a wide range of campaigners and community groups, opposing plans to build a new Watford FC stadium in Bushey.

It’s organised by Paul Richards, borough councillor for Bushey North.

In a statement on the group’s Facebook page, organisers explain why they have written the letter to Mr Pozzo.

It reads: “We’ve urged him to reflect on the huge concern and dismay among Bushey residents towards the proposal. And we’ve asked him to recognise that Watford FC belongs in Watford, not Bushey, where a development like this would cause immense damage to our local environment and way of life.

“The letter has been co-ordinated by BAWS organiser Paul Richards, borough councillor for Bushey North. We’re extremely grateful to everyone who’s signed the letter. They include representatives from a very wide range of Bushey organisations, including Mill Way and Mead Way Community Groups, Highwood Women’s Group, Friends of Bushey Rose Garden, Bushey United Synagogue, Mill Way Area News, Bushey Manor Field Trust, North Bushey Baptist Church, Kemp Place Residents, Friends of Fishers Field Association, Royal Connaught Park Residents’ Association, Friends of Highwood, Bushey Interfaith Forum, and Bushey Mill Royal British Legion Club.”

The letter also been signed by representatives from all the political parties: former Conservative Bushey North councillor Lawrence Davis, Nik Oakley from Bushey (Hertsmere) Labour, John Humphries from Hertsmere Green Party, and Cllr Paul Richards, on behalf of Bushey Liberal Democrats.

For more, search Bushey Against Watford Stadium on Facebook

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