Local councils charging non-profit teams to train on public parks!

Local councils charging non-profit teams to train on public parks!

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jagdip dani started this petition to Derby City Council

We, along with many other teams across the whole of the United Kingdom dedicate a voluntary commitment to young boys and girls in their development and participation in football. This is just one of the sports associated but local councils are now targeting these teams and us and demanding we pay to use local public parks. We are not even talking about the pitches but a area of grass. We are voluntary and dont take a wage and non-profit teams. We often as coaches put our hands into our own pockets to keep things running. I find this totally unacceptable and frankly quite disgusting.  Government and councils are urging youngsters on one hand to get fitter, tackle obesity is the big campaign of late. It's the greatest killer out there we are told yet the council dont support anything. Local joggers or bikers are not forced to pay to use the same public park so why us? We been going a year and don't mind paying league fees, insurances, liability cover, admin and registration fees, ref fees etc etc. However now these fees would cripple us teams, meaning kids will lose out, as we can't sustain or keep going. These kids are more likely to become obese or hang around street corners. We have worked hard over the last year or so to create a great family with our young girls and boys. They play with great desire and wear a huge smile on their faces weather we win, lose or draw. These kids have grown up and matured with the right environment and it would be a shame to lose this to greedy councillors that are looking at every way to fill their depleted coffers up. I urge us ALL to sign and take a stand. Enough is enough, I played for over 30 years at my local park and never had to pay to enjoy this privilege.

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