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SideshowRob

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Hi, an Oxford United fan here in peace.

Our club is desperately trying to secure a new stadium site, or we’ll be homeless from 2026.

With that in mind, if anyone on here would be happy to fill in a short online questionnaire being run by Oxfordshire County Council, our fans would be massively grateful.

It only takes about five minutes or so to fill in the short online form at https://letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/stadium-land-use-negotiations by 23 July 2023 where you will also find supporting information and documents.

The benefits to you as away fans will be:

    A sustainable stadium right next door to a major railway station in Oxford Parkway (a short train ride from Oxford City Centre) and opposite a large Park&Ride site, which would make it one of the easiest, greenest grounds to get to in the UK.
    Proper drinking, food and entertainment options at the ground itself, compared to embarrassing facilities currently on offer at our current ground or nearby.
    A modern, well-designed ground which will help to support a proper atmosphere, rather than the soulless, three-side ground we have now.

A few sentences on any of the above for the survey’s final comment box would be really helpful in showing our County Council that the new ground will be sustainable, increase spending in Oxfordshire, and provide excellent facilities for home AND away fans.

We all appreciate the value of a good away day, whether we’re potentially playing you in a league or cup game from 2026 onwards. Taking a few minutes to support a fellow club before it becomes homeless in just a few years would be massively appreciated. Thank you.”
 
PS While at the University of Birmingham in the late 70s I was a regular in the Brummie Road End watching Regis, Robson and Cunningham and the rest and I still hate the Villa (but not as much as Swindon!).

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Come on guys, Wolves have managed to fill in 4 surveys and even Walsall have managed 1.

The new stadium will be much easier to get to, especially by train and will provide plenty of safe standing behind the goal should we ever meet again. The only thing stopping us are locals filling in the survey who think football fans are drunken hooligans who want to park across their dives and throw up in their front gardens (or worse). Our current landlord Firoz Kassam will not extend our licence to play in the current stadium beyond 2026 because he know he will make a huge profit on the land by selling off to property developers. It only takes 5 minutes to fill in the survey.  :)

 https://letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/stadium-land-use-negotiations

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Done, although 'five minutes' was a 'little' disingenuous  ;) . That said I took time to give them a few things to consider regarding your financial resources as they seem to want everything from you along with a promise for your future collective walnut sacks. All the best anyway chap  8) .
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The County Council can smell the money our new owners have. These guys used to run Inter Milan for five years and built a stadium for (Washington) DC United which is very impressive. IF we could get the planning permission we could be in for a very successful period. If we don't it could be the end.

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Done, agree with Dan above the survey is not a 5 min job, it actually states 15mins and thats ambitious, anyway good luck I have happy memories of the Manor ground in the 70's
the road to the summit has dips, keep the faith when navigating those dips !!
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Done. Hopefully Oxford get there new ground I think I have passed through the area on a coach heading to Heathrow I think we went near to Kidlington I saw signs for it anyway
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Have completed it, for the fans.

Not too fond on the club at the moment after being published as not paying minimum wage to some employees.

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I'd like to wish Oxford well, but if Oxford councillors are like any other councillors, they won't be paying too much attention to any comments received from a West Midlands postcode.  Or indeed any postcode outside Oxfordshire. 
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SideshowRob

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Postcodes aside (we got one positive response from the Orkney Island in the first survey), the overall numbers do matter. If we can get a massive majority it will knock the stuffing out of a small but very determined NIMBY group. These same people complained to the Council about plans for two beach volleyball pitches being made in a large country park nearby. A local councilor has voiced his alarm at our campaign to get football fans of other clubs to join in. If you ever get in a spot of bother, you can count on our support should you need it.

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Oxford United's new stadium plans
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2023, 10:46:09 AM »
A big thank to the Baggies fans who took time to fill in Oxfordshire County Council's survey into the public's attitudes to our proposed new stadium. Many fans from all over the country helped out with the survey which we won comfortably. This week the Council's cabinet voted to lease the land to the football club. Now we move on to the planning permission stage with Cherwell District Council before Christmas and we wait for detailed plans to be published.