Thousands back bid to keep city stadium

Oxford Stadium a year after its closure

Oxford Stadium a year after its closure

First published in News

A PETITION with more than 2,000 signatures was handed to Oxford City Council yesterday calling for the development of the greyhound stadium to be rejected.

The council will decide at a public meeting on Wednesday whether the historic Oxford Stadium can be bulldozed and replaced with 220 homes.

Oxford East MP Andrew Smith handed in the petition at the Town Hall in St Aldate’s yesterday afternoon along with other campaigners.

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10:16am Sat 4 Jan 14

RegisteringSucks says...

Shut it down and put an end to the abuse. Dog racing is an animal welfare disgrace the world over.
Shut it down and put an end to the abuse. Dog racing is an animal welfare disgrace the world over. RegisteringSucks
  • Score: 16

10:47am Sat 4 Jan 14

ZoonPolitikon says...

I suspect animal welfare will have no bearing on the decision making process. If it did and if the council were fully of the treatment of greyhounds bred for racing in Britain it would be supporting alternative uses for the site. And I’m sure Andrew Smith’s petition is based on ignorance. The facts and figures surrounding the ‘sport’ are covered in a new 155-page publication free to access on the internet: Behind the Lights, the Tote and the Non-starters.
I suspect animal welfare will have no bearing on the decision making process. If it did and if the council were fully of the treatment of greyhounds bred for racing in Britain it would be supporting alternative uses for the site. And I’m sure Andrew Smith’s petition is based on ignorance. The facts and figures surrounding the ‘sport’ are covered in a new 155-page publication free to access on the internet: Behind the Lights, the Tote and the Non-starters. ZoonPolitikon
  • Score: 11

12:40pm Sat 4 Jan 14

mytaxes says...

Blackbird Leys residents are turning into NIMBYS.
Blackbird Leys residents are turning into NIMBYS. mytaxes
  • Score: -106

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