Newport squash club 'disappointed' over Nato closure

SHUT DOWN: Rodney Parade will be closed to the public during the Nato summit as police will be based there

SHUT DOWN: Rodney Parade will be closed to the public during the Nato summit as police will be based there

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A NEWPORT Squash club based at Rodney Parade has been forced to close its doors for the Nato summit, with a spokesman saying they were disappointed with the “lack of communication” over the issue.

He added: "It has affected us as we’ve been closed down for the week,", but said that Jessica Morden MP had helped Newport Squash Rackets Club and "with a bit of luck" they would be able to claim some compensation.

“The squash club appreciates the importance of the event and what it will do for the area but there has been a lack of communication with the people affected.”

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11:02am Fri 29 Aug 14

Robert Shillabeer says...

This going way over the top. The number of people who play squash there can be counted on one hand, well perhaps two. It's not above imagination for a policeman to search every visitor's bag even if cars rant allowed in. During the week there can't be that many playing as there are only three courts two toilets and the upstairs bar. It is a nice venue and should be well compensated for this disruption in the very least.
This going way over the top. The number of people who play squash there can be counted on one hand, well perhaps two. It's not above imagination for a policeman to search every visitor's bag even if cars rant allowed in. During the week there can't be that many playing as there are only three courts two toilets and the upstairs bar. It is a nice venue and should be well compensated for this disruption in the very least. Robert Shillabeer
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11:11am Fri 29 Aug 14

Newport87 says...

Robert Shillabeer wrote:
This going way over the top. The number of people who play squash there can be counted on one hand, well perhaps two. It's not above imagination for a policeman to search every visitor's bag even if cars rant allowed in. During the week there can't be that many playing as there are only three courts two toilets and the upstairs bar. It is a nice venue and should be well compensated for this disruption in the very least.
I play golf and often have the disruption of poor weather to stop me from playing, can I claim compensation as well?

It is only a week, I'm sure people being put out can get over it and find alternatives.
[quote][p][bold]Robert Shillabeer[/bold] wrote: This going way over the top. The number of people who play squash there can be counted on one hand, well perhaps two. It's not above imagination for a policeman to search every visitor's bag even if cars rant allowed in. During the week there can't be that many playing as there are only three courts two toilets and the upstairs bar. It is a nice venue and should be well compensated for this disruption in the very least.[/p][/quote]I play golf and often have the disruption of poor weather to stop me from playing, can I claim compensation as well? It is only a week, I'm sure people being put out can get over it and find alternatives. Newport87
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3:33pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Ultimate Worrier says...

They usually find something to moan about in that squash club. If it's not the NATO conference, it's the fact that football supporters are trying to spend money in their bar, helping to keep the place going. Bunch of self-righteous idiots in the main, and I'm glad they're being inconvenienced.
They usually find something to moan about in that squash club. If it's not the NATO conference, it's the fact that football supporters are trying to spend money in their bar, helping to keep the place going. Bunch of self-righteous idiots in the main, and I'm glad they're being inconvenienced. Ultimate Worrier
  • Score: -5

6:29pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Only thinking says...

It's not the point it's shut it's the lack of communication. You got boys who represented wales in the commonwealth games make there living playing squash out of the club.
It's not the point it's shut it's the lack of communication. You got boys who represented wales in the commonwealth games make there living playing squash out of the club. Only thinking
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