Graham Stuart MP welcomes Boxing Club being given more timeWed 2nd October 2019
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, has welcomed the announcement that East Riding Council have extended Burden Road’s Track Fitness and Boxing Club’s stay at their current premises until the end of March 2020.
This represents a victory for the members of the Boxing Club after they held a protest in the centre of Beverley on Saturday 21st September, in order to encourage members of the public to sign a petition to save the club.
The protest was supported by members of the Beverley and Holderness Conservative Association, and local Conservative Councillors David Elvidge, Kerri Harold, Paul Nickerson and Pauline Greenwood were in attendance to help gather signatures.
Reacting to the news, Graham said: “This is great news for the local community and for youth provision in Beverley. The club’s a not-for-profit organisation and has a hugely positive impact for young people in the area.
“I know that the local Minster and Woodmansey councillors have been putting in amazing work to support the club and it’s testament to the efforts of all those members who attended the protest on Saturday.
“I really welcome this piece of news as it will help everyone involved find a long-term solution for the club’s future.”
The club was formed 5 years ago and now has approximately 400 members. Having initially claimed that the 3-year lease of the club’s premises expired in April this year, East Riding Council extended their deadline for the club to leave to October, and then again until the end of December.
Graham commented, “Although this news provides welcome breathing space, it’s important we don’t rest on our laurels and I will continue to support the club’s campaign to find alternative premises.”