Bay get go-ahead for new stand


Aaron Haley

PLANNING permission has been granted - now Colwyn Bay FC has just over six weeks to  finish ground developments, including new floodlighting and a 500-seater stand to avoid being kicked out of the league.

The Seagulls are currently 7th in the Blue Square North League, and, until Saturday, have enjoyed an unbeaten run.

They now need to complete work on the 500 seat stand before the Football Association deadline of March 31, with building work expected to take three to four weeks.

Chairman Bob Paton, who has put himself forward as a guarantor for the work, said: “We hope to start work next Monday.”

He broke the latest news at a meeting after Saturday’s game, and said that it was now up to everyone who had the club’s interest at heart to help with the fundraising campaign.

Last month, world-rated Elvis impersonator Michael King gave his services free for a fund-raising night, at which it was announced that the club still needed to raise around £22,000 towards the £70,000 improvement work.

A casino night is also in the pipeline, and organiser Neil Brampton is looking for prize donations for the evening event. To help out, call Neil on 07818 426793.

The club is accepting donations through a PayPal account on the club’s website at, as well as through matchday collections.

There are also appeals on the club’s forum for as many supporters as possible to come and watch their home games, bearing in mind the fact that the Evo Stik Premier play-off win against FC United of Manchester drew a crowd of 2,000 in May.

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