Wednesday, 2 October 2013

MEP takes Nuneaton stable fight to Number 10

Nikki Sinclaire will present a petition on behalf of an under threat riding charity. 

The We Demand a Referendum Now MEP will be joined by representatives of the Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre as they present their petition to 10 Downing Street.

They will present the petition at 10.30am on Monday 7th October

The group, who are currently in a legal battle with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, are fighting for a new lease for the Galley Common site.

Nikki Sinclaire responded to their call for help and has made visits to the centre. Last week she met with Alan Franks, managing director of NBBC, and was present when Nuneatons own Lady Godiva presented their petition to the Council house. 

Now she is taking the petition to one of the most famous front doors in Britain to further highlight the plight of the centre that does so much for the local community. 

The centre offer lessons for both children & adults who suffer from a wide range of physical & learning disabilities. Riding presents a stimulating, enjoyable challenge and helps to improve co-ordination and balance. 

Nikki Sinclaire MEP said,

"I was so impressed by the work of the volunteers at this centre that I vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with them in their fight for a new lease.

The centre was opened in 1979 by Larry Grayson and has provided a wonderful service to local people for over 30 years. Despite difficulties in the past, they have managed to continue.

As is often the case with these types of dispute, there is a lack of willing to just sit down and talk. We don't want lengthy legal battles, which will prove costly both to the tax payer and the charity. We want an amicable solution which will allow the charity to continue their work for another 30 years and beyond. 

We talk about big society, and this is big society in action, but there is a threat that we could lose this.

My team were out on Monday in Nueaton collecting names of people who support the centre and the response was overwhelming and moving. This is why I feel it is necessary to bring this story to the national stage. Save our stables".