All Rec Club members being urged to vote on Huddersfield Town training ground proposal
Nov 19 2010 by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
HONORARY members of Syngenta Rec Club are being rounded up to vote on the Canalside project.
Huddersfield Town hope to be given the nod to build a £5m training ground called Canalside and improve facilities at the site off Leeds Road.
The deal offers the Rec Club 15 years of security and various voting rights, with Town being able to build a new club base and their chairman, Dean Hoyle, taking over ownership of the land from the current leaseholders, the Syngenta agrochemical company.
Information packs have been sent out to Rec Club members – they have a 12-year lease at present but only a six-month notice period – who must vote on whether to accept Town’s offer by Monday week, November 29.
Carl Sykes, chairman of the Rec Club management committee who have unanimously recommended the Town proposal, says it’s become clear some honorary members have not received the letter and voting details.
“The Rec Club Managing Committee has taken action and given details in the Examiner inviting all honorary members who have not had a letter from the club in the last two weeks to get in touch,” he said. “They should contact club secretary, Stuart Leach, on 01484 514367 before next Wednesday, November 24, to make sure they can register their vote in the new Canalside proposal.”
Mr Sykes added: “At the meeting we had with members at the Galpharm, there was evidence that a small number of honorary members had not received their voting pack.
“We will do everything we can to make sure we contact those members and they should come forward as soon as possible.”