My parents, the late Jack and Doris Holmes, were on the original 1946 committee and playing staff at Liversedge FC and as a committee member myself for over 30 years, I offer my viewpoint on the situation.
Over the years the problems have been highlighted by your papers; The residents “land grabbing to park their cars.”
When this was reported to the authorities what was done? Nothing.
It doesn’t need 750 signatures to say the lane is inadequate - we all know that.
Is it not a duty of care for Kirklees to ensure peoples safety on the lane?
Again councillors do nothing.
Why is Clayborn Ground overused by the local fraternity?
It’s because nowhere else in Dewsbury, Batley or Spenborough can stage a floodlight fixture.
This is a reflection on Kirklees and local councillors.
A local councillor once told the club to upgrade the access to highway standards before applying for developments.
Kirklees say our responsibility ends at our boundary, so work that one out!
They are treating us like fools.
It has been clearly stated that a covenant means it is a football field for another 60 years.
Speaking to a club official I asked if there was a Kirklees development officer showing any interest ,or are they lost somewhere in Huddersfield council offices?
The solution is there and is free - and it gives the locals their own lane.
Let’s wait and see!
Sent by Michael Holmes, Mirfield.