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Lib Dem leader Cable visits Millwall

Lions bosses talk CPO threat and more

23 May 2018

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable, visited The Den on Wednesday morning (23rd May) to meet with Millwall Football Club and discuss the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the threat of compulsory purchase order of land around The Den.

Alongside Lucy Salek, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Lewisham East, Cable met with Lions chief executive Steve Kavanagh as well as Millwall Community Trust's Peter Walsh and Steve Bradshaw.

During the visit the group discussed how a CPO would negatively impact the future of both the football club and the Community Trust and how all parties are determined and eager for a prompt resolution to the issue.

Later, Cable, Salek and the rest of the group were led to the Lions Centre, home of Millwall Community Trust, to witness activities taking place involving a group of local schoolchildren.

Kavanagh said: "It was a pleasure to welcome both Vince and Lucy to The Den to share our concerns about the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the club and the Community Trust in regards to the threat of Compulsory Purchase Order of land around the stadium.

“This club prides itself on its community values, spirit and presence and it was great for Vince and Lucy to see first hand the type of work the Trust does to engage with local residents of all ages and, importantly, the scope for further development and progress should the future be more secure.”


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