ePetition details

Save Plainmoor

We the undersigned petition the council to as landlords of Plainmoor, to ensure that football continues to be played at the ground by upholding the covenants placed on the land, by acknowledging that it has been designated as an Asset of Community Value, by ensuring that the rent is reasonable and affordable, and ultimately retaining ownership of the ground.

Torquay United has a long and proud history that can be traced back to 1899 with matches being played at the Plainmoor ground since 1910. Having a club of renown with this history is important for the status of the town. The club has always played a part in advertising and promoting the area as a holiday destination (in fact the change from black and white kit to gold and blue in the mid 50’s was to reflect the towns sand and sea image) as well as bringing in revenue from away supporters that take the opportunity to enjoy an extended break as part of their away match excursion.

Recently the club was been sold to Riviera Stadium Limited, a subsidiary company of Gaming International. Unfortunately as custodians of sporting clubs Gaming International do not have a good track record when it comes to looking after the club’s best interests.

This ePetition ran from 11/01/2017 to 20/01/2017 and has now finished.

176 people signed this ePetition.