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Newsletter – Winter 2018

Welcome to the ‘winter’ newsletter. We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are managing to keep warm in the bitter winter weather. Mind you, if you read the press at the moment it might make you hot under the collar with Chelsea apparently in crisis and about to part company with Antonio Conte, in spite of being 4th in the league, in the FA Cup and with Barcelona to play in the Champions’ League (correct at time of writing!). Crisis, what crisis?

You can download the newsletter and read it here:

CST Newsletter Winter 2018 Final

Special General Meeting 21st October with Special Guest Pat Nevin

The next CST Special General Meeting will be held on Saturday 21st October at 15:30 pm (after the Chelsea v Watford match) at The Atlas Pub (upstairs) 16 Seagrave Road London SW6 1RX 

With Special Guest Pat Nevin

Uppermost in Chelsea Supporters minds at the moment is the issue of Kick-Off times and their re-scheduling for TV. We will be covering this and other subjects in the meeting. In addition, Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners will be speaking to provide us on an update of the CPO’s recent activities. Other issues such as Atmosphere, Affiliations, Safe Standing and Community will be covered in the meeting. You will also have the chance to ask questions on any pertinent matter and get your points across to the board. The formal notice of the meeting and the agenda can be found below.

Q & A with Pat Nevin
The CST board are pleased to advise members that the SGM will feature a Question and Answer session with former Chelsea player Pat Nevin. Pat will be answering questions from the floor on his career with Chelsea and giving us his thoughts on the current side and modern football.

The Venue

The venue for the SGM is the upstairs Bar of The Atlas Pub in Seagrave Road, 15 minutes’ walk from Stamford Bridge and close to West Brompton underground station. Attendance at the meeting is open to paid up voting members of the Trust only. Membership to the CST costs £5 per year and includes a free pin badge. You can sign up easily from our website and we accept payment by credit or debit card or via PayPal. We hope as many of you as possible will attend in person but as there is limited space available, to avoid disappointment, please confirm that you will be attending by emailing membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com 

Unable to Attend?
With thanks to the Chelsea FanCast, overseas members or those unable to attend in person will be able to listen to the meeting live and interact online at www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast. Minutes and a podcast of the SGM will be available following the meeting.

Special General Meeting

Saturday 21st October at 15:30 pm

The Atlas Pub (Upstairs) 16 Seagrave Road London SW6 1RX 
(map)
or online via  www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast.

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Updates on progress and actions regarding motions passed at AGM (Working Group Reports): –
    • Supporter Issues (Cliff Auger/Tim Rolls)
    • Annual Survey (Ramzi Shammas)
    • Community (Cliff Auger)
    • Safe Standing (Henry Fowler)
  1. Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners
    • Update on CPO activity
  2. Any Other Business
  3. Pat Nevin Q&A

Pat Nevin, one of Chelsea’s most loved former players, who graced the Stamford Bridge pitch with his style and flair in the 1980’s, is our special guest. Pat is now a respected and insightful football pundit working predominantly with BBC Radio 5 Live and many Chelsea supporters will have read his erudite blogs in ChelseaFC.com. Pat will be answering questions from the floor on his career with Chelsea and giving us his thoughts on the current side and modern football.

Close
It is anticipated that the formal meeting (including the Q&A) will end by 17.30 at the latest.

Overseas members or those unable to attend in person will be able to listen to the meeting and interact live online via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast

 Chelsea Supporters’ Trust
Making your voice heard

 

Chelsea Supporters Trust SGM – 25th February 2017

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust held their second Special General Meeting of the season after the Swansea City match.

The SGMs are a good chance to report back to the membership, in person on progress with the issues we are mandated to pursue and have a face to face dialogue with the members.

Held in a venue new to us, The Lillie Langtry Pub we were well looked after and a decent turnout from the membership were updated on issues such as the Membership Survey and the move to a Temporary Stadium. In addition, board members reported back on initiatives such as ‘Kick-Off Times’; the Stamford Bridge Redevelopment; work on improving the atmosphere at the Bridge; work with Supporters Direct, The Football Supporters Federation and with fellow Premier League Trusts and work with the Overseas Membership.

Cliff Auger formerly announced our work towards the commemoration of ‘Founder’s Day’ at the Brompton Cemetery and our continued work helping to clean up Chelsea related graves at the cemetery. 

After formal proceedings, a very informative Q & A session was held with Charles Rose, Chairman of the Chelsea Pitch Owners where Charles answered questions on why the CPO continues to be important; what the CPO’s involvement with the Stamford Bridge redevelopment is and what the future of the CPO is after the move back to the redeveloped Bridge.

A full recording of the meeting can be listened to here:

Special General Meeting
Saturday 25th February at 17:30 at the 
Lillie Langtry

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Updates on progress and actions regarding motions passed at AGM (Working Group Reports): –
    • Supporter Issues (Cliff Auger)
    • Stamford Bridge Redevelopment (David Johnstone)
    • Atmosphere (Richard Weekes)
    • Affiliations (Cliff Auger)
    • Community (Cliff Auger)
    • Overseas Membership (Dan Silver)
  4. Questions/Motions from CST members
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Question and Answer session with Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners. Charles will be covering issues relating to the future of the Chelsea Pitch Owners and their role in the Stamford Bridge redevelopment, temporary stadium and return to the Bridge. 

Statement on the Planning Approval for the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust is delighted to learn that Hammersmith & Fulham Council Planning Committee have approved the planning application for the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.

The Club has been at the heart of the community for 112 years and we welcome both the decision made by Mr Abramovich to redevelop the football stadium rather than move to another part of London and the Council’s unanimous decision to approve these exciting and ambitious plans. Stamford Bridge and Chelsea FC can now remain part of the community for many years to come, playing football in one of the finest Stadiums in the country and one that reflects our rich history.

Mr Abramovich’s team should be congratulated for their sensitive handling of and full engagement with supporters and the wider community in putting the planning submission together.

As supporters we are mindful that there will be much change and perhaps some inconvenience during the rebuilding period with a temporary move to another stadium and then with the move back to the new stadium once the redevelopment has been completed.

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust will do our best to communicate the views and concerns of Chelsea supporters to the Club during the transition and are mandated by our membership to do so.

With regard to the move to a temporary stadium we will continue to seek dialogue with the club on matters such as ticket pricing to mitigate the additional expense and inconvenience of travelling to a temporary stadium; to encourage and increase the opportunity for younger supporters to gain access to reasonably priced tickets to games in the temporary stadium and to assist with plans to create the best possible atmosphere at matches through sensitive seating plans where like-minded supporters can congregate together.

During the redevelopment we will continue to talk to the appointed consultants, the club and other relevant stakeholders to help ensure supporter opinion is properly and openly taken into account with regard to issues such as facilities, ticket pricing, safe standing, seating plans and atmosphere as we look to move back to the redeveloped stadium.  

Whilst planning permission hopefully goes a long way to safeguarding the future of Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust will continue to support the Chelsea Pitch Owners in their aims to keep Chelsea FC playing football in the stadium now and for generations to come.

The above statement can be downloaded as a PDF here