Millwall fans send Valentine's Day card to Lewisham council

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LEWISHAM council have received a surprise Valentine's Day card – from Millwall fans hoping the local authority will show their club some love.

The card was delivered by fan on the board Peter Garston, whose petition against a town hall decision to sell land around The Den to a property developer has over 3,000 signatures.

The Lions want to stop the sale from going ahead so that their own plans for the area can be considered by the council.

The outside of the card reads: "Roses are Red, Millwall are Blue, Look at our plans, And let’s work with you!"

Inside, the card reads:

Dear Lewisham Council,

We urge you to stop immediately the sale to a property developer of three areas of land adjoining The Den currently leased to Millwall and the Millwall Community Scheme Trust.

We call on you to get back round the table to consider Millwall’s viable plans that have already been presented to you.

Let the Club continue to play a major role in serving the community and in the development of the Surrey Canal Triangle.

So this Valentine’s Day please show Millwall some love and let’s work together to put the fans and the community first!

Love,

Peter Garston, Millwall’s Fan on the Board, and the 3,000 Millwall supporters who have already signed the Defend Our Den petition.

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

13 thoughts on “Millwall fans send Valentine's Day card to Lewisham council

  • February 14, 2014 at 10:51
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    This quote is from LEWISHAM COUNCIL in the Newsshopper this morning ...

    "It has taken 10 years of continued investment and hard work to bring the regeneration plans to this point – we have a consent and building work can start next year.

    "In all that time the club has not submitted a single planning application, nor bought a single piece of land and never presented a single business plan for development to Lewisham Council, despite having been asked to do so on several occasions.

    "The council sold the freehold to Renewal after lengthy negotiations and multiple communications with the club, precisely because only Renewal is able to fund and deliver the entire regeneration.

    "It is not for the council to subsidise the losses of a football club or its owner."

    Meanwhile, Lewisham Council has defended itself against claims it is too close to the developer. The council said in a statement: "During our discussions partners have attended meetings and been copied in to relevant correspondence.

    "We have been open and transparent in our negotiations with all partners and the final decision to sell the land to Renewal was taken by the deputy Mayor and other cabinet members at a public meeting on September 11. No decision has been made behind closed doors."

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    • February 14, 2014 at 11:15
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      @NICKOLA: I suppose councils are the same worldwide and Theres lots of behind the scenes stuff goin on and lots of back room politics involved. It's probably not to good if this report is accurate and ud hope that JB is on top of this situation. You would think and hope that the clubs current board has a definitive plan in place for the future .i can't imagine for one minute that a bloke as astute as John Berylson wouldn't have something in the pipeline.

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    • March 10, 2014 at 12:10
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      @NICKOLA: That's a statement from Renewal aka the council's mouthpiece

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  • February 14, 2014 at 10:52
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    HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TO EVERY ONE ON HERE !!!!
    [ INCLUDING SUE, GOT 6 BOTTLES OF BEER WAITING FOR YOU ]................
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE...........ITS VALENTINES "
    STORMIN' NORMAN....................................VALENTINES 2014 !

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  • February 14, 2014 at 11:06
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    We went up against them instead of working with them and lost and it has cost us as a club potientially a good few million.
    Total balls up by our board in my humble opinion.

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    • February 14, 2014 at 14:03
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      Roses are red@wall2wall: Agree w2w, thats what it looks like to me too. Although making losses year in year out don't exactly put us in a strong position when trying to negotiate regeneration plans.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 11:42
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    Don't care who builds on the land just as long as millwall is still there. What millwall need to be doing now is to strike up a good working relationship with renewal. To see their ideas on what they want for millwall

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  • February 14, 2014 at 12:02
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    Roses are red, Millwall are blue, we are evil, we'll murder you!

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    • February 14, 2014 at 14:29
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      @coldblowlane87: Nice one CBL87. I remember on the away games we always used to sing that last bit ! WE ARE EVIL , WE ARE EVIL , WE ARE EVIL .

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  • February 14, 2014 at 14:42
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    Whenever I hear people talking about regenerating the area around the Den I always laugh.
    I can see it right now, lots of new expensive apartments with lovely balconies and a fantastic view of 'THE INCINERATOR'.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 21:01
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    What Is Berylson and Amber's repsonse to the council charge tht the club never put forward any proposals or attended any planning meetings.....and didn't see all this coming? Berylson....astute businessman or absentee landlord leaving it all to the less-than-inspiring Amber?

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  • February 16, 2014 at 13:32
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    Zone 3 to be called "SENEGAL WAY" haha!.. Go away

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