The petition will be submitted to the City Chambers at around 2pm on 14th February. The Unite the Clubs campaign has attaracted support from a broad church and we are hopeful that improvements in the City's facilities and pitches will be seen in the near future.
Many thanks for you support
For more than 60 years, Edinburgh’s community-based facilities for football and other traditionally low-entry cost sports have been allowed to deteriorate to a truly shocking level.
Changing facilities are typically out of date, substandard, neglected, damp, unhygienic and at times hazardous.
Many pitches are badly drained, rutted and verge on unplayable for large parts of the year as a result of poor maintenance. Goal posts are often bent or broken.
Despite their shortcomings, pitches and facilities are also expensive to hire. Facilities based on school premises are costly to hire too, and at times difficult for community-based clubs to gain access to.
A number of community-based clubs, run entirely by volunteers, would be keen to develop their own facilities in return for long-term leases, but have been unable to do so. Many of our clubs are simply struggling to survive.
For this situation to be allowed to continue at a time when Edinburgh is trying to assert itself as one of Europe’s most active cities is insupportable.
Clubs across the Capital and throughout the Eastern Region have finally decided that enough is enough and that it's time to do something to stop the rot.
This petition will be delivered to the City of Edinburgh Council, City Chambers during the course of the Unite the Clubs march through Edinburgh City Centre at 1:30pm on 14th February 2007.
The petitioner requests that the City of Edinburgh Council urgently provides and maintains facilities and pitches used by all community-based sports clubs to a standard befitting a leading European city.
The Unite the Clubs Petition to City of Edinburgh Council petition to City of Edinburgh Council was written by Unite the Clubs and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.