REPRESENTATIVES of the Campaign Group to bring Speedway and Stock Car racing back to Coventry turned to Westminster for assistance last week.
Four members of the group – Jeff Davies, Dave Carter, John Clarke and David Rowe – met with the MP for Rugby, Mark Pawsey, to address several of the ongoing issues.
As well as his interest in a matter which directly affects his constituency, Mr Pawsey is also Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Speedway.
Whilst we cannot go into the specifics of what was discussed, in addition to a general overview of the situation there were two fundamental issues over which we were looking for his assistance.
We were delighted that Mr Pawsey agreed without reservation to make the relevant enquiries, and we were left in no doubt that he understands the overall impact on the sports themselves and the area in general arising from the current inactivity at Brandon.
Spokesman Jeff Davies said: “Mark Pawsey is a very busy man, so we were really grateful that he agreed to meet us.
“He is conscious of how many of his constituents and people in the wider area, feel about the loss of speedway and stock car racing at Brandon and was very keen to help in whatever way he could.
“It was a very constructive meeting, which lasted more than an hour and we were delighted he agreed to follow up two specific requests, which we hope will move things forward.”
The meeting with Mr Pawsey followed previous meetings with Cllr Michael Stokes and also the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The Campaign Group continues to meet on a regular basis to plan overall strategy, and further discussions with local representatives are planned over the coming weeks.
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