The Welsh Government is currently consulting on how to apply the powers that are available to them with regard to the Localism Act (2011) and protecting Assets of Community Value.
Supporters Direct has submitted evidence which supports the view that a tailored strengthened model would be appropriate for Wales including a first refusal option, and a programme of support given to communities encouraging local assets to be owned and controlled by community groups as well being listed.
The Social Value of Football research https://www.supporters-direct.org/homepage/research/research/social-value] has shown just how important clubs – and by extension their home grounds – are to their local community. The ground is the place that holds the memories of the fans, the team, the local community – often over many years.
You can read the Supporters Direct submission here https://www.supporters-direct.org/news-article/protecting-community-assets-sd-submits-to-welsh-government-consultation
The consultation closes tomorrow (September 11).More details can be found here https://gov.wales/consultations/people-and-communities/protecting-community-assets-consultation/?lang=en