A big thank you to supporters who have donated food and money at our collections for Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank at the past two home games. Chelsea Supporters Trust will be continuing to collect donations before the Chelsea v Southampton game on Saturday 16th December and the Chelsea v Bournemouth game on Wednesday 20th December.
The Foodbank gives three days of emergency food to local individuals and families in crisis. As well as receiving 3 days supply of food, clients who attend any of the 3 foodbanks in the local area also received professional advice and a listening ear. They anticipate to provide 80,000 to 100,000 meals to local residents this year.
If you are able to, we would be grateful if supporters could consider donating to the collection, which will be located at the cfcuk stall, before the match, opposite the Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre on the Fulham Road. Whilst all donations will be gratefully received, the Foodbank is in particular need of the following items:
- Tinned Fruit
- Tinned Vegetables
- Tinned Meat
- Long Life Milk
- Long Life Juice
- Tinned Rice Pudding/Sponge Pudding
- Tinned Tomatoes/Pasta Sauce
They have also politely requested that donations of baked beans, tea and pasta are avoided as these items are in good supply at the Foodbanks.
For further information about Hammersmith and Fulham Food Bank, visit their website or find them on Facebook and Twitter.
- The Board Election will coincide with the CST Annual General Meeting which will occur on the same date.
- Voting for the election will commence in the form of an online poll following the close of the AGM and will continue for two weeks thereafter.
- The election will be overseen by an independent Electoral Management Group (EMG) consisting of the CST Secretary, a member of the CST and an independent representative. For details on election policy, please contact the Trust Secretary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There will be nine (9) positions to be elected onto the Trust Board. Candidates will be elected without portfolio and the Board, once elected, will decide on the positions to be held by each elected Board Member.
- A person wishing to stand for election must:
- Be a fully paid-up member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust;
- Be nominated by one other fully paid-up member of the CST;
- Complete a nomination form correctly and accurately, following the guidance outlined on the form;
- Submit a candidate statement which will serve as a manifesto and be circulated to all members of the CST eligible to vote;
- Return the nomination form and candidate statement no later than 2300 BST on Friday 28th July 2017. Any nomination forms returned after this time will not be admitted.
- Decisions over the validity of nominations shall be a matter for the EMG. Any decision by the EMG not to accept a nomination as valid will be notified to the candidate as soon as practicable, whereupon the candidate may, if appropriate, take steps to rectify the situation.
- The decision of the EMG is final. Any complaints made to the EMG concerning the result of the election must be made no later than three working days after the close of the poll. Any complaint after this time shall not be admissible.
Completed nomination forms should be returned to the Chair of the EMG via email email@example.com or by post to:
Chair of Electoral Management Group, Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, C/O 11 St. Catherine’s Road Winchester Hampshire SO23 0PP
No signatures are required if emailing, but name and email address of both candidate and nominator must be stated and it must be sent from same email address as the one registered on the candidate’s CST membership record.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has run an annual survey of its membership each year for the last four years.
It provides a crucial benchmark and snapshot of what Chelsea Supporters think about the club they support on key issues such as the running of the Club; Ticket prices and access; Kick-Off times; Loyalty Points; the Stadium Redevelopment and Temporary move; Atmosphere and performance on the pitch.
The results of this survey are presented by the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust board in a meeting with members of the Chelsea FC board with a view to influencing how the club deal with the issues that matter to supporters most.
In addition, the survey results provide a mandate to the Trust that is a true representation of supporters’ views by enabling us to know how you feel about the core issues affecting the Club and to track your concerns.
It is arguably the most important thing that the Trust does each year to ‘make your voice heard’.
For the first time we are opening the survey out to all Chelsea supporters in the UK and Overseas in order to canvass as diverse an array of opinions and views as possible.
Please click on the link below and answer the questions in the survey so we know how you want the Trust to work and the areas that you want to see improved at the Club.
The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and will run until 30th June.
Enter the survey here
Many Chelsea fans, and the wider football community, will have read about the case of an autistic lad, a passionate Chelsea supporter, who was recently caught in possession of two flares on his way to see Chelsea play at West Ham. More of the background to the story can be found here.
David Hislop QC, acting for the young lad, has asked us to pass on his thanks, as the next stage of the process continues….
Good Sense Prevails
The support from Chelsea fans all around the world in answer to a plea for assistance by an autistic Chelsea fan who faced a Football Banning Order was immense. Hundreds of emails, over two thousand tweets. Together with that support, the support of the Chelsea Supporters Trust and the Football Supporters Federation the court today was persuaded to conditionally discharge our young fan for six months and the Police and Crown Prosecution Service were further persuaded to withdraw their application for a Football Banning Order on the basis of a voluntary agreement to counselling from the Football Supporters Federation and an agreement to supervision at future matches. Our fan and family are overwhelmed by the support from the Chelsea supporters community. A special thank you.
The battle now continues to deal with the ban the CFC have imposed pending further investigation and representations. We hope that ‘good sense’ continues to prevail.
David Hislop QC
The podcast of the Chelsea Supporters Trust Annual General Meeting held at The Copthorne Hotel, Stamford Bridge on Saturday 13th August.
Tim Rolls was in the Chair and there were contributions from CST board members: Cliff Auger; Debs Coady; David Johnstone; Neil Beard; Celia Mindelsohn; Richard Weekes and David Chidgey as well as contributions from various CST members.
On the agenda:
1. Welcome and apologies
2. Chairman’s report – overall report on Trust issues
3. Secretary’s report
4. Treasurers report
5. 2016 Membership survey – feedback of results
6. Board Elections
7. Motions from the CST board
7.1 Approval of 2015/16 Accounts and Use of Independent Examiner
7.2 Chelsea Supporters Trust affiliations
7.3 Stamford Bridge Redevelopment
7.4 Future of Chelsea Pitch Owners
7.5 Temporary Stadium
7.6 Atmosphere Concerns and Safe Standing
7.7 Ticket Pricing and Availability
7.8 Kick-Off Times
7.9 Membership of Safety Advisory Group
7.10 Ticket Touting
7.11 Stakeholder Engagement
7.12 Football in the Community
7.13 Club Heritage
7.14 CST Annual Membership Renewal date
8. Any other business