The frequency of Newsletters during the Covid pandemic has been somewhat limited, but that does not mean that nothing is being done, indeed we are about to embark on a period of quite considerable activity off the park as County look to make that much desired step back into the Football League on it.
Just a few items to start us off then:-
Supporters Cooperative Meeting with Club.
We reported extensively a day or so ago that we had been seeking a meeting with representatives of the Club, and happily we can now confirm that this will take place on Thursday 20 May.
The Cooperative will seek to use this meeting as the starting point for Supporter/Club liaison, and as such hope to make this the first of many regular sessions between Club and ourselves.
We will of course report following the meeting as soon as practicable, meanwhile any questions should be sent to email@example.com before noon on Sunday 16 May.
It`s the Green Light for Hatters Half Marathon !
You know when you open the window, see the daffodils out and almost taste the smells of early Spring that things will soon be getting better.
A smidgeon of that `early Spring elation` hit the Stockport County Supporters Cooperative this week and it was nothing to do with daffodils, or anything similar, it was just that Race Director John Giles had received confirmation from the local Pandemic Response Team that the Stockport Hatters Half Marathon could go ahead on Sunday 5 September this year.
This is a massive boost after doubts had been voiced in some quarters as to the safety and viability of running this race again so soon.
But we did the sums the research, checked with our event partners and relevant experts and decided our application would go in, and the Council`s response is handsome reward for the Supporters Cooperative`s courage and initiative!
The race is a great advert for the town and Stockport County who have again agreed to allow us to use Edgeley Park as a base for the race which will once more start outside the stadium and finish in the beautiful setting of Alexandra Park.
The news will be a massive boost to runners also who have consistently made this event the North West`s premier road and trail race.
There`s more too, as C &C Healthcare were confirmed as our Senior Business Partner for the race.
Great news .and there`s even more, as with design help from Jack McNally, and artwork by local artist, Eamonn Murphy we are offering runners perhaps the best medal yet- it looks simply fantastic!
Whether you fancy helping on the day marshalling, or just plan to enjoy the spectacle, please make a note of race day 5th September in your diary, and await further details soon.
The Cabin is no More ..But ..
We can now confirm that following consultations with the Club, they have agreed to allow the Supporters Cooperative to pitch up pre-game on match days near the entrance to the Cheadle End Car Park on Hardcastle Road.
Thus there will be at least 2 Cooperative Board members on duty probably twixt 1.30 and 2 .30 each match day to answer any queries or offer help, starting on the first home game of next season.
Consultation Process/ Supporters Survey.
Many thanks for your support of this effort.
We look forward to publishing the results of same in the near future.