After more than 40 years on site at Ashton Court we are faced with possible eviction by Bristol City Council this November. It's all about money. We are just a group of volunteers running the track and sharing our hobby with the public (who are hugely supportive). Please read this article and give us your support. Thank you.
Jo makes a very good point. You should also take up a free first visit to a solicitor who knows leasing law. With 45 years tenancy, you may be protected. If so, as Jo says, the council would probably have to pay for moving you to a new site AND pay for rebuilding the track and any building structures. That's where the solicitor visit would pay off big time!!
Hi Steamnovice, Sorry to hear about your pending problem. Perhaps a link to your web site on your post would be of assistance. Can you say if you are the Club Secretary, or one of the four Directors please. Regards Paul
Thanks for your suggestions folks. I'm just a club member trying to help spread the word as widely and as quickly as possible. I'm not involved in negotiations but we will feed your suggestions back to our Club Chairman. Cheers Peter
Peter, I am sure your club are grateful for your efforts in getting this out into the broader model engineering community. I have looked at your web site and you appear to have an extensive infrastructure which will be a great loss. I assume your negotiating team will make this and your service to the community a major part of their case.
Hopefully it will not come to a Plan B, but as the saying goes hope for the best but plan for the worse. Good luck with your endeavours. Regards Paul
The Bristol City Council have offered them a new lease but have imposed a number of new conditions regarding extra public days and public running. It also looks as if they are aiming to take a proportion of every passenger payment too.