Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Depression Continues (2) ...

... despite the best efforts of Steve Burgess ... the following statement has been released by Mossley AFC:

Mossley AFC are currently unable to play any fixtures at their Seel Park home as a result of the club's floodlight pylons being declared as unsafe.

On 31/12/09 two of the original eight pylons collapsed within a 12 hour period. As a result, the committee called in the Tameside Health & Safety advisors, to assess the safety of the remaining six.

On 20/1/10 an independent structural engineering company, recommended by TMBC inspected the remaining pylons and declared them as unsafe.

As a result, all home matches must now be played away from Seel Park, until the matter is resolved. Other local clubs have been approached to play the forthcoming UniBond League fixtures at their grounds.

The anticipated cost of replacing the lights is around £30k, which the club's officials are desperately trying to raise, through funding applications and donations.

Fortunately Tameside Council have offered to contribute 50% of the cost, but we still desperately need the balance!

Mossley AFC has been run by a voluntary committee since being in financial problems in May 2009. We have until November 2009 successfully raised sufficient funds to pay our current debts and keep to our agreements with the creditors we inherited.

But now we have not played for some seven weeks due to bad weather and now this.

We urgently need your support to ensure that Mossley continues to have a football team; we consider we are an important part of the community!

Any donations can be made to the club, either by cheque (Mossley AFC), direct into our bank account or via PayPal on the clubs website;

Royal Bank of Scotland
Mossley AFC Ltd.
A/c. 10020778
Sort code. 16-25-32

By Post:

Seel Park
Market Street

So - another "kick in the teeth" - no home games for the foreseeable future - unless £15k can be raised sharpish - and no home games means no money over the bar - which means ... you can work it out for yourselves !

No comments: