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« Reply #270 on: Monday, July 17, 2017, 17:09:17 »

Just signed up...thought if I mentioned it on here, someone else who kept meaning to and forgot would do so.  Never know, all helps.

Haven't had anything through the post yet. Can any Trust bods check it's all ok? Does anyone know what it shows as on your statement?
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« Reply #271 on: Monday, July 17, 2017, 19:15:06 »

Haven't had anything through the post yet. Can any Trust bods check it's all ok? Does anyone know what it shows as on your statement?
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« Reply #272 on: Monday, July 17, 2017, 19:37:16 »

Haven't had anything through the post yet. Can any Trust bods check it's all ok? Does anyone know what it shows as on your statement?
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« Reply #273 on: Monday, July 17, 2017, 19:49:52 »

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« Reply #274 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 12:53:29 »

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Can we have a Football Foundation grant please!

I would image under Trust ownership it will open up lots of ave's for grants and other funding as it will be community owned
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« Reply #275 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 13:26:50 »

Haven't had anything through the post yet. Can any Trust bods check it's all ok? Does anyone know what it shows as on your statement?

I've not had anything in the post either and my account has been debited three times
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« Reply #276 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 14:37:01 »

I would image under Trust ownership it will open up lots of ave's for grants and other funding as it will be community owned

That will be their plan, the DR was built from grants and a bank loan, the trust would use grants and fans to buy shares.
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« Reply #277 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 15:19:28 »

That will be their plan, the DR was built from grants and a bank loan, the trust would use grants and fans to buy shares.

Sounds good and something that I wouldn't have linked to.
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« Reply #278 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 16:44:03 »

That will be their plan, the DR was built from grants and a bank loan, the trust would use grants and fans to buy shares.

Of course, there was more money available in the early 90's on the back of the Taylor Report.  However, things like lottery grants are available for cultural activities. This is the money that the lot who want a new art gallery, are trying to tap into. Now I'm an art lover... but would rather see that money spent on Swindon's number one cultural activity... the FC.

Let's face it more people care about Luke Norris's misses rather than Frank Auerbach's missus...

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« Reply #279 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 17:17:38 »

Of course, there was more money available in the early 90's on the back of the Taylor Report.  However, things like lottery grants are available for cultural activities. This is the money that the lot who want a new art gallery, are trying to tap into. Now I'm an art lover... but would rather see that money spent on Swindon's number one cultural activity... the FC.

Let's face it more people care about Luke Norris's misses rather than Frank Auerbach's missus...


Hahaha that's true but the majority of councillors aren't football fans so will never put the club first even though it pays so much into the council every year (business rates, cg rent and the businesses that rely on the club). There would be far more benefit spending £5-10m on a new stand (replace Arkells) for Swindon than the art gallery but it's never going to happen.
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« Reply #280 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 17:24:53 »

Hahaha that's true but the majority of councillors aren't football fans so will never put the club first even though it pays so much into the council every year (business rates, cg rent and the businesses that rely on the club). There would be far more benefit spending £5-10m on a new stand (replace Arkells) for Swindon than the art gallery but it's never going to happen.
Neither lottery grants or Football Foundation grants are given out by, or dependent on, the council.
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« Reply #281 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 17:32:49 »

That whole Kimmerfields thing looks dead in the water now, maybe the Trust could offer Forward Swindon some office space, all they'd need to do is pay for the CG development.  They'll go for it, I mean, they got the Council to pay 15m for a car park and then demolish another car park.
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« Reply #282 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 17:57:21 »

Neither lottery grants or Football Foundation grants are given out by, or dependent on, the council.

No shit, but the council are putting a lot of money and resources into getting public approval for the gallery (who is paying the wages of the chief ex for the museum) and it's funding. They are also spending a lot of money on other vanity projects around the town. It's all abour priorities, the council don't see the club as a priority, they want as little to do with it as they can.
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« Reply #283 on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 18:16:44 »

No shit, but the council are putting a lot of money and resources into getting public approval for the gallery (who is paying the wages of the chief ex for the museum) and it's funding. They are also spending a lot of money on other vanity projects around the town. It's all abour priorities, the council don't see the club as a priority, they want as little to do with it as they can.
You have this terrible habit of dressing your opinion up as fact. There's been no proposal for stadium development for the council to be engaged with or otherwise until the Trust's recent proposal which the council cannot fund. I agree the council generally don't give the impression they're falling over themselves to be involved with the club but when they have they've usually got burned. The club has an appalling record as a tenant and as a corporate citizen of the town goig back decades and aside from some engagement under Nick Watkins, have done very little of late to reach out and make the town, never mind the council, feel it can trust the club to work with the town. Takes two to tango and neither side are impressive dance partners
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« Reply #284 on: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 22:41:19 »


For those that haven't seen. An update from the trust, seems positive and good to have a target date in place.

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PRE-SEASON is upon us and the new League Two campaign is creeping up on the horizon but, while much of the focus among Swindon Town fans has been on new manager David Flitcroft and his squad, Trust STFC have continued to be busy behind the scenes.

As the players rested up during June, our board members and associated volunteers have pushed on with the plan to purchase the freehold to the County Ground.

The club’s announcements regarding their interest in developing the stadium came as a surprise to most of us but our stance remains the same, as we expressed in a Swindon Advertiser article not that long ago.

It is the Trust’s aim to become landlords at the County Ground, and to that extent, we have continued to meet with a number of key parties involved in the project to acquire the freehold. Our team sat down with senior council staff in June several times and discussions with the local authority remain productive and positive.

We understand the need to reach an agreement that is both beneficial to Swindon Town and the town of Swindon, and that remains our overall objective.

Discussions have also taken place with Supporters Direct, who have expertise in these areas and have been advising our bid team throughout. It is from these conversations that we have assessed various online platforms for crowdfunding, which will be critical as and when we begin to fundraise to purchase the stadium.

We have begun to formulate a detailed plan for how and where the money will be raised once we agree a fee for the County Ground with the council, and the aim is to be able to share this fully with fans, residents and taxpayers by the end of September.

The interest levels in the Trust’s activity continue to grow and contributors to the Red Army Fund, which numbered around 100 prior to the announcement of our County Ground bid, have now more than tripled to 325.

The money raised from these monthly payments - which start from as little as £1 - will go towards our campaign to purchase the stadium and allow us to reach more and more supporters, whose contributions we need to make this dream a reality, as well as enable the Trust to carry out the necessary due diligence on the project.

To sign up, visit the Red Army Fund website - www.redarmyfund.co.uk

Meanwhile, with the new campaign almost upon us, board members have donated their own money for the sponsorship of two new players.

The Trust are very proud to be supporting the club by sponsoring striker Harry Smith and defender Chris Hussey for the coming season. We’re certain they’ll settle in quickly and play a big part in returning Town to League One at the first time of asking.

We anticipate the autumn to be a busy one for the Trust and fans will be kept in the loop with all the developments - both through the Adver and via our website, www.truststfc.tv.

For now, all that’s left to do is wish David Flitcroft and the boys the very best of luck for the new season. We’re all with you, let’s get this club back to where it belongs.

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