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Safe Standing Update

1 December 2017

Fans urged to complete Safe Standing survey

Shrewsbury Town continue to have positive talks around the plans for Safe Standing in the Salop Leisure Stand.
 
The fundraising target was met in October and talks have been ongoing between the club, the Supporters’ Parliament and the Safety Advisory Group.
 
The club are now looking for feedback from fans and CEO, Brian Caldwell, has urged as many fans as possible to fill in the Safe Standing Survey’s (found below).
 
“We had a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) meeting last week and then we reported back to the Supporters’ Parliament on Tuesday night”, said Brian.
 
“We’ve obviously got a representative in Mike Davis on the Safety Advisory Group, so the supporters are represented on that, which I think is quite important so that everybody understands what we need to do to get the certification through.
 
“We are now trying to get out the surveys that we’ve put out to Season Ticket Holders and Non-Season Ticket Holders and I would encourage anyone that’s not already done that to go on the website and click on the links.
 
“Whether you are a season ticket holders or a non-season ticket holder we need feedback, we want to try and gather as much information as possible with regards to the 500 or so safe standing places that we are going to have.
 
“About 600 people have already filled in the survey, which is positive and it’s just about getting the feedback to see where we go with distributing the 500 places we’ve got moving forward.”
 
Whilst the feedback takes place, work behind the scenes on ensuring that the process can go ahead continues and Brian is hopeful of things taking a step forward in the New Year.
 
“In terms of the Safety Advisory Group, they seem quite happy with what we’ve done”, said Caldwell.

“Ferco, who are obviously providing the safe standing seats, have put in a building application which shows that they’ve done a lot of testing on the concrete to make sure that any push on the actual barriers will be sufficient.
 
“They were very pleased with the actual concrete because it was a lot stronger that they expected it to be and well above what it needed to be, so it’s positive.
 
“Moving forward, the next Safety Advisory Group meeting is in January, but we are hopeful that maybe in January/February we might be able to start installing it.”
 
Surveys on Safe Standing can be found below:

Season Ticket holders please fill in - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T9XWBDY

Non Season Ticket holders please fill in - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T73JXJM


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