Witham Town FC brands Braintree Council 'disgraceful' over funding

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham Town chairman Tony Last Witham Town chairman Tony Last

A week after setting aside £75,000 for Braintree Town FC, a council has been accused of neglecting the area’s other sport clubs.

Braintree Council has allocated money in its 2014/15 budget for design work for the Iron’s proposed new stadium in Panfield Lane.

But Witham Town FC has branded the decision “disgraceful” and says it receives no financial help from the authority.

Chairman Tony Last said: “If you’ve got Braintree in front of your name you get everything, and if you have Witham in front of your name you get nothing.”

A Braintree Council spokesman said: “The budget proposal is not sponsorship, but rather loan funding which will enable the club to work with the council to undertake initial design and project management work."

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3:26pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Hunter Gatherer says...

Spot on Tony.
They discriminate as they see fit.

Perhaps they want to help Tesco again to
build a new store on the existing Braintree
Town site?
Spot on Tony. They discriminate as they see fit. Perhaps they want to help Tesco again to build a new store on the existing Braintree Town site? Hunter Gatherer

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