Newbury Community Football Group pleased with Liberal Democrat win in West Berkshire local elections and hopes football will return to Faraday Road in Newbury
Campaginers hoping to get football back to Faraday Road in Newbury said they were delighted with the Lib Dem win at West Berkshire’s local elections last week.
The Tories lost control after Thursday’s election, with the incoming Lib Dem leader, Lee Dillon, pledging to bring back football to the centre of Newbury.
The Newbury Community Football Group already has planning permission to put a small stadium and changing facilities at the site, which under the previous administration was earmarked for development.
"This is great news for football and the community of Newbury," said Paul Morgan of the NCFG.
"It's not just about football but it's about wasting money at Monks Lane. Not only will we get our football ground back but the tax payer will save lots of money."