Worrying times for Belle Vue after housing plans revealed

first_img ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 Share Submit HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Related Articles HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Steeped in history and tradition, but it could now be the case that Manchester’s Belle Vue dog track could be at risk, after it was revealed by the Manchester Evening News that there are potential plans to build 243 homes on the site. Having first been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue area and is one of the country’s oldest and most well regarded greyhound stadiums. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, a spokesman for Countryside Properties stated: “Countryside are currently preparing proposals for the development of circa. 240 new family homes at the Belle Vue Stadium site at Kirkmanshulme Lane.“Current proposals comprise green landscaping and housing across a variety of tenures.“Our planning team have notified local residents, councillors and stakeholders of the proposed development ahead of submitting a planning application to Manchester City Council.“We are committed to creating places people love and welcome discussions on all aspects of the scheme to ensure it meets local demand for high quality and affordable homes while enhancing the local area.”Last month Mark Bird the MD of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), sent an open letter to Paul Darling, Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) and Clive Hawkswood, leader of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), urging the industry figureheads to support further funding measures for sustaining UK greyhound racing.Bird outlined that greyhound racing is in the midst of a funding crisis, which threatens the Greyhound Board’s ability to maintain its welfare and integrity commitments.The letter emphasised: “The BGRF’s income has declined from circa £14 million in 2008 (£17 million in today’s terms) to £7.2 million in 2017, reflecting the migration of betting turnover from retail to online and mobile platforms.“Until this year, with the notable exception of bet365, none of the major Bookmaker companies have included the turnover of their online betting operations in their voluntary contributions. In addition, some major betting companies do not pay any voluntary levy, or only pay it on part of their estate.”last_img read more

Black and Shovlin impress as Rovers produce fine performance against Institute

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers FC News: Our Seniors had two pre season friendlies and lost out 4-0 to Coleraine on Saturday before drawing 2-2 with Institute on Tuesday night.Goalscorers in that one were Darragh Black and David O’Donnell. Black and David Shovlin were in very impressive form for Eamon McConigley’s side.Foyle cup exertions kept the club busy last week and it was an enjoyable week for all our 4 teams who were involved.Our under 9s won the Rosebowl defeating Swilly Rovers 2-0 in the final and well done to Brian Gallagher and Marc McCarron and the boys on a great win while our u17s finished the week very well and emerged winners of the Plate final having won their final three games against Carniny Youths, Donegl Celtic and Loughside in the final. Scorers in the 4-0 win over Loughside were Codey Brogan(2), Oisin Purdy and Ciaran Daffan.Our u14s remained unbeaten in their group to finish second and had a great win over Strabane Athletic 2-0 on the Wednesday with goals from Jake Fitzsimmons and Mark Cannon while  our under 11s won 4 games out of 5 in their group.The club would like to thank the coaches, parents and players for their help and support during a big week and look forward to your continued support when the new interim season gets going in a few weeks time.The club would like to wish our chief sponsors the Station House Hotel all the best for their tenth anniversary celebrations this weekend.Mini Lotto numbers drawn were 6-8-9 and 20.5 from 6 drawn with three numbers win €15 each.Laura Duffy, J McLaughlin, Adrian Shiels, Patrick McClean and My Little Chicks the lucky recipients.Next weeks jackpot is €3925. Club Bingo continues every Thursday night in the Station House Hotel at 830pm. Snowball is €1100 on 45 numbers or less.Black and Shovlin impress as Rovers produce fine performance against Institute was last modified: July 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FootballLetterkenny RoversNotesSportlast_img read more