It has been brought to my attention that proposals to secure ‘the Ranch’ for use by community football clubs are at risk.
In recent by-elections, despite the Conservatives gaining seats, Labour gained control of Workington Town Council.
One of their very first actions is to try and scupper the acquisition of the Ranch for community use.
On Monday 23rd May, the town council will consider a proposal to continue the purchase, alongside a Labour proposal designed to scupper the purchase.
The Ranch has been a part of Workington's sports scene for decades, being the home of British Steel's sports teams. The style of the changing facilities led to it being nicknamed 'the Ranch' - a name that has stuck. The social club alongside was incredibly popular, and I remember going to parties there. Latterly it has been the home of Workington Reds Junior Football Club,, whose hard work has created a fantastic junior football facility - and I've spent many hours pitch-side at my own children's away games!