NEWS: Poole set to get long-term boost

Poole Cycle Speedway Club is set to be handed a boost over long-term security for its track at Harbourside Park.

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council is currently considering offering the club a 25-year lease of the facility whicjh has been the club’s home since 1980 and has hosted National & International meetings.

A public consultation is required before the formal disposal of the open space to the club can be signed off.If the plan goes ahead, the local authority would retain the freehold ownership of the land and would be the landlord under the proposed lease. The club will maintain the facility under the lease which will give them some security and enable members to attract external investment into the site by qualifying them for the full range of grants available to sports clubs. The facilities themselves, which include 2 clubhouse buildings, the track and spectator seating, are recognised as some of if not the best in the UK