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Mkelly last won the day on December 20 2016

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  1. Family Club I Dont Think So

    Sorry, yes
  2. Family Club I Dont Think So

    Can you email me: Mark.kelly@ashtongate.co.uk
  3. Family Club I Dont Think So

    I feel it appropriate to offer a little context to this situation as I'm afraid that facts stated are not correct. Whilst it would not be right to go into the details. I can assure anybody concerned with the post that myself and the Ashton Gate senior team had a lot of dialogue with the FSF and the SC&T on the issue. There was also a meeting with the police and this person where an agreement was reached in a bid to get both back to football. I can assure you that this situation has had the full support of all listed involved. Sadly the agreement was not adhered to. I am not in a position to answer any further questions on this on a public platform. Mark Kelly
  4. Section 82 stewarding yesterday

    My offer of a supporters club and trust organised stadium meeting still stands. In this meeting you can put questions to myself and Dave, we will illustrate the legislations, discuss the reasons behind decisions and show you around. Reading through the different threads on this theme I feel this is the most relevant way to move on. I have an ongoing dialogue with S82 and am very comfortable with the ongoing relationship with them as a supporter group. @Blagdon red if felt important then I will leave to you to organise with us.
  5. Dear all The statement in the Bristol Post was an official response to a question from the BP, it does however, set the background to the events. I will stress however, that the decision is not based on the flag but the context in what was presented at the time. If as before, Ashton Gate were made aware of the theme of the display we would have had more time to consider, discuss and untimely make a decision with S82 and avoid any waste of time or money. It is the duty of myself, who is the main safety certificate holder to make a judgement based on advice on risk aversion. We had 20k fans in the stadium on Saturday, the game was identified as a high risk game. There are many decisions made on a game to game basis that totally go under the radar, this one clearly was not going to and the operations team and myself have to accept it. The decision was also not made in isolation, the police, the EFL and the safety officer from Cardiff were all consulted on Friday evening and agreed it to be the right decision. The risk of me having further dialogue on this topic in this forum is that sentiment is high and clearly opinions are strong. For this reason, I don't see any benefit in getting into further debate on this forum. I have read the comments. Going forward, I am and have been in contact with members of S82 and will be meeting soon to thrash out how both sides can move on from this. To date, we have worked closely with S82 in enhancing this corner and the appetite remains to do this in a safe manner. I have no problem in organising a meeting through the Supporters Club and Trust @Blagdon red where myself and my team can explain the mitigation that stadiums have to plan risk aversion and at the same time, how stadiums can be accountable. I also have no problem in illustrating how this particular decision came about. I will ask the SC&T to arrange this if felt it would be helpful. Mark
  6. Strange atmosphere last night

    Noted. Dave will review the CCTV here and discuss with the steward. Thanks for feedback
  7. Leeds match is POTD (confirmed)

    It is pay on the day but very limited now
  8. Stadium Lighting (Merged)

    Hi Robbo! As per my email this evening to you, I was indeed there. E33 row 18 for half and hour up to kick off with my AV colleague. Stood on the steps. I agree that the recorded content isn't clear. We've got a few solutions lined up, we don't believe it's the PA but an issue with the transformation of sound through the Recordings. Update further soon
  9. Leeds Utd Sat 21st Oct

    Yes, there is a plan to phase open the top tier.
  10. Advertising Boards

    No problem mark.kelly@ashtongate.co.uk
  11. Advertising Boards

    @Phileas Fogg I have no idea regarding the SAG I can only suggest you get in touch via the Council help desk or send me an email requesting it and I can forward it I suggest for further dialogue, come along to the next FAN meeting and raise it again or if you would all 3 collectively like to meet myself and Dave Storr then make contact and we can explain face to face
  12. Advertising Boards

    See post #38 on previous page☝️
  13. Advertising Boards

    Explained in previous post
  14. Advertising Boards

    The Club has positive debates with the SAG on regular basis and will consider advice on a matter of risk. I am the director personally liable for the general safety certificate so will follow judgement and council from the experts on my team. The SAG can be contacted through Bristol Council.
  15. Advertising Boards

    Ok, with the greatest respect this question has been answered many times, both on this forum, the FAN meeting and the SC&T, please let me clarify one final time. The stadium had an operational review when it was fully open by a number of core SAG members, (fire, EHO, police) It was an evening game inspection It was felt at this inspection that the lights being off created secondary issues with regards to safety. This was reviewed internally by our safety team that is led by Dave Storr and agreed. We are however, and based on feedback looking at creative ways of reducing the glare whilst still retaining enough light to cover risk. To give you context, Dave is an internationally well respected safety officer (Olympics, Baccu, common wealth games, ex fire arms officer) who since joining Ashton Gate has successfully implemented changes and challenged previous myths around safety that just happen behind the scenes. He is somebody that will always work on behalf of the Club and fans first without compromising safety. I hope that this finally clears this up. Mark