campaigning to keep football in Basingstoke
THIS IS OUR TOWN’S FOOTBALL CLUB, NOT MR RAZZAK’S!
Keep Football In Basingstoke (KFIB) is a supporter-lead group with the sole purpose of ensuring that football remains in the town and we need your voice to be heard. Basingstoke Town FC Chairman, Mr Rafi Razzak, intends to move the club outside of the town to groundshare with a neighbouring club permanently so Mr Razzak can "recover his loans to the club through the redevelopment of the Camrose site" (Official Club Statement).
The Camrose, our home, where the club have been playing since World War II was given to us by Lord Camrose, with a lease on the site and a clause to ensure that football was protected on the site until 2052. It is now widely believed that this land was purchased by Rafi Razzak in 2016 (Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council own the other 29% of the land) and with it, the clause is now gone.
We actively encourage all concerned to comment on each news item on the front page of KFIB.co.uk and share your words of support for the cause. You can use your Facebook account to log in to leave comments.
Sign our petition to show your support: https://www.change.org/p/keep-football-in-basingstoke
You may have noticed KFIB has been a bit quiet of late. Following the threat of Basingstoke Town FC moving 19 miles out of the town to play at Farnborough KFIB had been working hard to ensure that football remained in Basingstoke. Following conversations with club officials (and threats of restraining/banning orders), Basingstoke Council, planning Read more about Mission Accomplished[…]
Saturday 22nd May marked potentially the last ever game at The Camrose for Basingstoke Town FC – an emotional day for supporters. People who haven’t watched the team for a number of years turned up to witness the occasion and say goodbye to the place their team has played for over 70 years. It was Read more about Fan’s protest on pitch to delay last ever game at The Camrose[…]
On Friday 21st April, I attended a meeting with Simon Bound from BDBC and David Knight from Basingstoke Town Ltd. I was keen for a meeting to take place because BDBC and the club had both previously claim different stories in terms of neither parties meeting being on the same wave length. Summary below. The Read more about Meeting Summary – Simon Bound & David Knight.[…]
The following was published by Basingstoke Labour party: Hi, just to let you know that after the demo at the council offices a few weeks ago, we’ve been pushing the council to hold a meeting where all of the details can be got out into the open. We’ve tried to get this meeting done sooner Read more about Date for your Diary – 31st May[…]
“I am with the fans on this one – Basingstoke need to be playing in Basingstoke” Terry Brown, BTFC Backs KFIB
Taken from The Non-League paper: TERRY BROWN says Basingstoke need to be playing in Basingstoke and is backing supporters, who staged a protest outside the council offices on Thursday. It was organised by Keep Football in Basingstoke (KFIB) founder and former club director Simon Hood in response to the news that a provisional ground-share arrangement has Read more about “I am with the fans on this one – Basingstoke need to be playing in Basingstoke” Terry Brown, BTFC Backs KFIB[…]
Last week our campaign to ‘Keep Football in Basingstoke’ received a communication direct from Kensington Palace. The office of TRH The Duke an Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales sent a letter to KFIB. The Royal Highnesses stated that they could not get personally involved, however wish the campaign the best of luck. Read more about KFIB Recieves Royal Seal of Approval[…]
This Friday I will be attending a meeting with David Knight from Basingstoke Town FC Ltd and Simon Bound from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. I have pushed for this meeting as several dubious things have come up with the Basingstoke Town FC Ltd claiming the council have been involved, and yet BDBC have not Read more about Meeting with Basingstoke Town FC Ltd & BDBC – Friday[…]
IMG – Ground Plans for Next Season and Beyond.
On Thursday, KFIB were kindly invited to attend Basingstoke Business Expo. We would officially like to thank organiser Matthew Larcome for his support with the campaign to Keep Football in Basingstoke. It was a great opportunity to speak to local businesses and it became apaprent that they do care about the town having a football team. Many of the Read more about Basingstoke Businesses Do Care![…]
Just a quick note to say thank you to the 32 supporters that joined the protest last night outside BDBC offices prior to the council meeting. Over 15 councillors signed a petition to show their support to ‘Keep Football in Basingstoke’. We were also joined by two fans from Brighton, who came along to show Read more about Thank you for your support – Protest[…]