Visiting Bristol?

Travel Guide to Bristol City

Road
Leave the M5 motorway at junction 18, travel along the Portway (A4) following the signs for Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). Over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branching left into Winterstoke Road, and left again at Cruickshanks Mercedes Garage for Ashton Gate. Street parking around the ground is limited; try Duckmoor Road or adjacent streets. If you park in the Hotwells area you can walk across the motorway complex called the Cumberland basin.  

The Police are clamping down around the Cumberland Basin. A number of tickets have been received lately. There is a trading estate behind the away end (opposite KFC and Mercedes garage), which is where most away fans park. Takes a while to get out afterwards, but then it's relatively safe.  

If you come in on the M32, you kind of have to plough through the centre to get to Ashton Gate. It will be a typical pre-Christmas City Centre, so worth a allowing a few extra minutes. Alternatively, you can stay on the M5 until junction 18 and come back up the A4 (The Portway). Much nicer drive.  

Train
The nearest railway station is Parson Street which is around a ten minute walk away from the ground. However few trains stop at this station so you are more likely to end up at Bristol Temple Meads mainline station instead. There may be local trains to Parson Street.  Bristol Temple Meads is at least two miles from the ground and a marathon walk (follow the river) especially in bad weather, so best to jump in a taxi (around £10)…
 

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Get to Know FT – Paula

As we get to half way in our series, today we look at Paula who has been involved in the Trust from the first formation meeting  

Name:  Paula Aldred 

Day job: Accountant (sorry!!) 

How long have you been on the Trust Board? Since a few months after the trust was formed. 

What made you come onto the Board? I was involved in the trust since day one but in the early days i felt that there was people that could do a better job than i could so i stayed involved but not on the board, i later joined the board to carry out the finance role. 

What is your main role(s) on the Board? Finance/ Treasurer and company secretary. Most of the trusts funds are received though cheques which are received into the office. I collect and bank these and also deal with the various payments we need to make. I also prepare the year end accounts and deal with any Inland Revenue Issues.

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Next Up – Bristol City

Manager: Gary Johnson   

Founded: 1894 Ground: Ashton Gate Address: Bristol, BS3 2EJ  

Capacity: 21,479 Highest gate: 43,335 V Preston, F.A Cup 5th round 16/2/35   

Squad:

Goalkeepers: 1 Adriano Basso 22 Chris Weale  

Defenders:18 Brian Wilson 19 Tamas Vasko 24 Christian Ribeiro 26 James Wilson 27 Jordan Walker 28 Martin Slocombe 3 Jamie McAllister 4 Liam Fontaine 5 Jamie McCombe 6 Louis Carey  

Midfielders:11 Michael McIndoe 14 Cole Skuse 17 Alex Russell 2 Bradley Orr 20 Kevin Betsy 25 Marvin Elliott 29 Ivan Sproule 33 Lee Johnson 7 Scott Murray 8 David Noble – Frankie Artus  

Strikers:10 Phil Jevons 15 Enoch Showunmi 19 Jennison Myrie Williams 23 Lee Trundle 30 Tristan Plummer 34 Darren Byfield 9 Steve Brooker On Loan

If you spot any factual inaccuracies in the above feel free to let me know via matt.davis@foxestrust.com – thanks.

Get to Know the FT – Alan

We continue with our series of articles giving an insight into those running the Foxes Trust 

Name: ALAN DIGBY 

Day job: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT FOR MOTOR DEALER 

How long have you been on the Trust Board? SINCE JUNE 2003 – 4 1/2 YEARS 

What made you come onto the Board? TO HELP THOSE RUNNING THE TRUST AT THE TIME WITH MY KNOWLEDGE OF FOOTBALL AND CONTACTS BOTH WITHIN LCFC & THE FOOTBALL WORLD AT LARGE, I WAS ALSO EXCITED BY THE IDEA OF THE FANS OWNING A PART OF THE CLUB FOR THE 1ST TIME, AND HOW WE COULD MAKE THE FANS VOICE HEARD LOUDER BY THOSE RUNNING THE CLUB 

What is your main role(s) on the Board? MY TITLE IS DEVELOPMENT. I ATTEND ALL THE REGIONAL MEETINGS OF SUPPORTERS DIRECT (SD) & THE FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS FEDERATION (FSF), & THE CLUB FANS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (FCC) ON BEHALF OF THE TRUST BOARD & REPORT BACK TO THEM AT OUR MEETINGS. I ALSO HAVE REGULAR DIALOGUE WITH PETER JONES (SUPPORTER LIASON OFFICER) AT LCFC ON FANS ISSUES & FOOTBALL ISSUES IN GENERAL & HOW THEY MAY IMPACT ON LCFC….

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Safe Standing Survey Results

FOOTBALL FANS’ CENSUS – SAFE STANDING SURVEY
Results from Survey of Trust Members
SS Ave = Safe Standing Average Results from surveys they have carried out
Q1. Should fans be given the freedom to choose whether they stand (in ‘safe-standing’ areas) or sit inside football grounds?
(SS Ave = 92%) 75% Yes
(SS Ave = 7%) 25% No
(SS Ave = 1%) 0% Don’t know
Q2. Should ‘safe-standing’ areas be allowed in grounds?
(SS Ave = 27%) 11% Yes – it should be mandatory
(SS Ave = 65%) 65% Yes – the option should be allowed
(SS Ave = 7%) 24% No – ‘safe-standing’ shouldn’t be allowed
(SS Ave = 1%) 0% Don’t know
Q3. If clubs went ahead with it, what percentage of a ground’s capacity should be allocated a ‘safe-standing’ area?
(SS Ave = 23%) 1% Over 35% 
(SS Ave = 36%) 22% 21- 35%
(SS Ave = 24%) 35% 11-20% 
(SS Ave = 11%) 35% 10% or less
(SS Ave = 6%) 7% Don’t know
Q4. Who should have the power to decide whether or not grounds should include safestanding’ areas?
(SS Ave = 9%) 17% Government/Depart of Culture, Media and Sport
(SS Ave = 10%) 34% Local authorities – councils and police
(SS Ave = 52%) 31% Individual clubs
(SS Ave = 17%) 7% Supporters
(SS Ave = 2%) 11% Don’t know…..

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