Friday, December 2, 2022

It is President Kent as plans for new football stadiums moves forward

PLANS for new football stadiums across the borough moved forward as the council agreed to consult with the public over the issues and options.

The leader of the council, cllr John Kent stepped out of the meeting as he informed them he was now the president of East Thurrock United.

East Thurrock United have plans to move their stadium to the Pegasus Club at Herd Lane in Corringham.

Local councillors, Phil Anderson and Andrew Roast told the chamber that there was much interest and consternation regarding the plans from both the public and members of the Peg Club.

This was echoed at a meeting of the South Essex cricket board on Tuesday night.

The future of the Pegasus Club has been in some doubt following the collapse of Petroplus.

The item on agenda was presented by portfolio holder for regeneration, cllr Andy Smith, who urged the public to get involved in the process.

Reference in the document was also made to development of Tilbury FC’s new ground next to their old ground in Chadfields.

There was also reference to the plans for a sports hub at Blackshots which could include Grays Athletic.

Blackshots councillor, Joy Redsell urged a point of caution. Cllr Redsell said: “I do hope there will be full discussion and consultation with residents.”

7 COMMENTS

  1. No mention of Aveley?

    Thought therey would go the whole hog. After all, don’t we need FOUR new stadia in Thurrock??

    I thought the plan was always to have two sports hubs in the area. One at Blackshots and the other at Belhus. That’s what the Local Development Framework says, but maybe the Council are changing their plans (again!).

  2. It was Cllr Redsell when she was Portfolio Holder who first presented a report calling for Blackshots to be a new sports hub with a new football stadium and who pushed for the site to be included in the LDF.

  3. What will happen to The Corringham Light Railway that is behind Pegasus? Would you like to catch the train to an East Thurrock United match? It would be a great idea if this could come true.

  4. Time for all Thurrock clubs to come together and develop a stadium between them, oh and maybe they might invite that little club in Rush Green along 🙂

  5. Beeen saying that for years Lambo,if they amalgamated the revenue from the sale of their respective grounds would provide sufficient revenue to fund an all purpose stadium and complex for the whole borough.Even without the new club being successful on the field I can see potential gates of 5 to 6 hundred.Oh and before you say but Grays currently don’t have a ground, I was saying that when thet were top of the Conference!

    Unfortunately this will never happen given the short sighted views of the fans of each club.

  6. THIS SEEMS VERY SUSPICIOUS TO ME. TWO MEN ON THE COUNCIL BOTH WITH LINKS TO EAST THURROCK F. C. “”FOR THE COMMUNITY””
    FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO ME WOULD MEAN KEEPING THE PEGASUS CLUB AS IT IS, THE PEGASUS RUN FOOTBALL, CRICKET, RUGBY, BOWLS FOR SENIORS AND JUNIORS. THE FISHING LAKES ARE WELL SUPPORTED BY THE CLUB MEMBERS, SO WHY DOES THE PEGASUS CLUB NEED EAST THURROCK ?, WE DONT…. WE HAVE OVER A THOUSAND MEMBERS USING OUR FACILITIES, SO COME ON THURROCK COUNCIL DO SOMETHING POSITIVE AND HELP SAVE THE PEGASUS…

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