Wedlock’s Petition – Volunteers Needed
As part of the campaign to save the Wedlock’s pub from demolition, the Trust is launching a petition.
Trust Community Officer James Nicholls explains, ‘The Wedlock’s pub has stood alongside Ashton Gate for more than 100 years. The pub is a cornerstone of the Bristol City community and a vital part of our heritage. Billy Wedlock, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever City players, ran the pub for many years after he retired from the game. For generations of City fans, drinking at Wedlock’s was a part of the ritual of supporting the Club. We believe that signing this petition is a gesture that every City fan will want to make.’
The Trust is striving to make it as easy as possible for fans to register their objection to the proposed redevelopment of Wedlock’s. In addition to setting up an online petition, we’ll be collecting signatures in person at Ashton Gate. To do this effectively, we need lots of people positioned around the ground both on Saturday and on the following Tuesday for the match against Bradford.
‘We’ve got the clipboards,’ says the Trust’s Mike Adams, who is coordinating the campaign, ‘all we need now are volunteers to hold them. We plan to start collecting signatures from 1.00 pm on Saturday and 6.30 pm on Tuesday. Ideally, fans able to help would be at Ashton Gate from those times, but any assistance from any time would be greatly appreciated.
The more volunteers who step forward, the more signatures we will collect. Your contribution will make a difference.
If you can help, please contact Mike by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave your contact details on the Trust answerphone (0117 370 6146) and we’ll get back to you.