Sunday, 21 February 2010


We may have achieved our aim to Protect The Racecourse in the LDP, but it would be a shame to give up now!

We still want 10,500 signatures - to match the capacity of the Racecourse - and we're nearly there.

So get your mates, family, associates, acquaintances, random strangers whoever to sign the petition now!

Sign it here.



Well, I'm sure all you Wrexham peeps will be aware now that the Protect The Racecourse petition has succeeded in protecting the world's oldest International football stadium!

A big thank you to everybody who has supported our campaign and who signed our petition. This couldn't have been done without the help and support of a lot of Wrexham supporters, local people and football fans from across the world. Well done!

This is the Daily Post article - and I think we should all recognise the fantastic work the Post has done recently for Wrexham Supporters:

Wrexham FC's Racecourse Ground to be protected
Steve Bagnall 

WREXHAM'S historic Racecourse Ground took a major step forward today to being protected from development.
At a special planning committee meeting councillors recommended the stadium should be safeguarded as a site for sport.
The historic Mold Road ground is joined by three other local sports stadia Queensway, North Wales Tennis Centre, and Bangor on Dee Racecourse as protected sites.
The recommendations of the special planning committee will now got to Wrexham's executive board and the full council for rubber stamping before going to the Welsh Assembly Government for final approval.

And the Leader article:

Future of Wrexham FC's Racecourse ground is safeguarded

Phil Robinson

THE future of Wrexham FC's Racecourse ground has been safeguarded.
Wrexham Council has supported fans' pleas to have The Racecourse formally protected for leisure use in its long-term planning blueprint.
About 9,000 people - including some from as far away as Australia and Canada - have so far signed a petition started by the Red Passion website to have the Mold Road stadium officially safeguarded in the Local Development Plan (LDP).
The LDP suggests the area’s sub-regional sports stadia should be protected from any development which would result in the loss of all or part of the principal use of the sites.
However, although it states in the preamble that protection should extend to The Racecourse - along with Wrexham Tennis Centre, Queensway athletics stadium and Bangor-on-Dee racecourse - it does not name any of them in the main body of the plan.
At a planning committee meeting today (Tuesday, February 16), Brynyffynnon councillor Phil Wynn proposed this loophole should be closed and The Racecourse to be named specifically.
This was approved and a recommendation will now be made to the council’s executive board that the amendment is added to the plan’s final draft.
After six weeks of public consultation the final word on the plan will rest with a Welsh Assembly Government inspector.
One of the petition’s organisers, Toby Clarke, said: “On behalf of the 9,000 people who have so far signed the petition I am delighted at this development.
“It is Red Passion’s belief that the Racecourse should be protected as an important facility for the whole community.
“I am sure famous players from Wrexham’s past would also be very pleased that it will now be formally safeguarded in the LDP.”
Hadyn Taylor, a spokesman for Wrexham Supporters’ Trust, said: “The trust has always backed the Red Passion petition and we are very happy that Phil Wynn was able to get this measure of protection approved by the committee.”