18th Jul, 2019

Fans call on council to put a big screen in Sanders Park if England make the World Cup Final

Tristan Harris 5th Jul, 2018 Updated: 5th Jul, 2018

ENGLAND fans have called on Bromsgrove district council to put up a big screen in Sanders Park if Gareth Southgate’s team make it through to the World Cup Final.

The post, on community Facebook page Spotted Bromsgrove generated more than 70 reactions, along with comments and shares.

But the council said it was not feasible as the final, at 4pm next Sunday, July 15, clashed with other pre-scheduled events including the Bromsgrove Carnival Weekend and the Poppy Picnic in the Park.

John Godwin, head of leisure and cultural services, said: “Logistically we would be unable to deliver such an event given the specific needs of the current programme and the timescales available to us to set up such an event safely, with crowd control and licensing requirements being just a few of the possible issues.”

There were numerous venues geared up to offer a ‘high quality experience in a safe and secure environment’, added Mr Godwin.

“We are all backing our England team who are doing so well, and hope that we make the final and avoid the drama of penalties.”

Jules Evans, from the Poppy Picnic in the Park, said if any organisation wanted to fund a big screen and take care of the legalities, they would be happy to make it part of their proceedings and conclude their event at 4pm.

She added the Little Ale House which was supplying the bar for the Poppy Picnic had a licence until 11pm.

  • What do you think? Should the council find a way of setting up a big screen in Bromsgrove to show the final if England get there? Email your views to editor@bromsgrovestandard.co.uk

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