If you are coming on the march on Saturday, be aware that the streets immediately surrounding Holbrooks Park require permits to park on match days. The car park at Holbrooks Park itself is locked at 3:30pm
Regular supporters will have their preferred car parking arrangement and know its proximity to the park.
However, within easy walking distance there is parking available at St Finbarrs Sports Club for £5 and, slightly further away, at Cherry Tree club on Lythalls Lane for £3. Some parking is also available at the Unicorn Social Club in Holbrook Lane. Potential users are encouraged to buy a pint in the club to make sure it's OK to park there.
Service no 4. destination Arena Park. Calls at Gosford St (stop CU2), Cox St (stop CU5) Pool Meadow (stand U), then via Cross Cheaping (stop BS6), Bishop St (stop BS1), then travels via Tower St, Foleshill Rd, Lockhurst Lane and Holbrook Lane where the park entrance is situated on the left.
Service no 5. destination Arena Park. Leaves Pool Meadow from stand G, then via Cross Cheaping (stop BS6), Upper Well St (stop UL3), Coundon Rd, Barkers Butts Lane, Hollyfast Rd, Norman Place Rd, Wallace Rd, Links Rd, Catesby Rd, Burnaby Rd, and Holbrook Lane where the park entrance is situated on the left.
Services no 55, 56, 57, destination Nuneaton. Leave Coventry (Trinity St, stop TS3), then travel via Bishop St (stop BS1), Tower St, Foleshill Rd, Lockhurst Lane, and Holbrook Lane, where the park entrance is situated on the left.
In all cases, get off the bus at the Unicorn Social Club and walk back to the park entrance.
Plans are now firmly in place for Saturday's day of action organised by "The Jimmy Hill Way" alliance of Coventry City supporters groups.
Following meetings with West Midlands Police and Stadium safety representatives we can now confirm the route and scheduled timings for the day.
Coventry City supporters,their families and friends, citizens of Coventry who care about the future of our football club as well as those from outside of the city who recognize the turmoil the club and its supporters are going through are invited to assemble at Holbrook Park (Holbrook Lane entrance) at 1.30pm ready for a prompt 2.00pm departure.
We will travel left along Holbrook Lane then turn right onto Lythalls Lane.
As we reach the junction with Bedlam Lane we will then pick up people from the Cherry Tree club who are unable to manage the full walk and walk down Bedlam Lane up on to the A444 marching along Judds Lane to the JImmy Hill statue.
We aim to arrive at the statue by 2.45 pm where we will make ourselves heard through kick off and beyond.
As 3pm kick off approaches we will shake hands with those going into the match against Rochdale but those remaining outside for the match boycott will continue to make plenty of noise both supporting the team from afar whilst letting SISU know clearly that the time has come for them to sell up and go.
We urge anyone unhappy with the SISU regime to turn up at Holbrook Park decked in sky blue. Bring your banners and flags. If you have a musical instrument or whistles bring them along as we intend being very very noisy. This is not just a protest it is a joyous celebration of OUR football club. A club that we will not allow to die.
Following on from the high profile raised at Charlton this is another opportunity to get the clubs plight in the spotlight.
You know what Jimmy Hill would have done.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
The Sky Blue Trust has recently received an enquiry regarding the filing of its accounts. For the benefit of our members we confirm that the Trust (a mutual society rather than a company) accounts were submitted to the FCA back in August. The FCA have acknowledged receipt. The Trust had been in discussions with the Registrar with a view to removing the audit requirement, which was contained in new Trust rules, to replace it with a less costly process of independent examination. It took time to get the right advice and paperwork sorted so that the Trust (who are and have to be cost conscious) could save their members thousands of pounds. It needed to be done properly and it was.
The filed accounts for the year ended January 2016 show the Trust had a turnover in that year of £485 and net assets of £5629. As our earlier statement made clear, in any purchase of the club Trust funds would not be used. Instead a community share scheme would be used.
In addition, the accounts were approved by the members at our AGM on 18th July 2016 and have been available on the Trust website for some time.