Let's have a centre for us all
Residents and councillors of Twerton have been sharing their views on what they would like to see done with Bath City's football ground if the club moves out.
Last week chairman Manda Rigby warned that Bath City could wither away unless the club moves away from Mayday Trust Park, its home of more than 80 years.
She said the ground, previously known as Twerton Park, had become a huge drain on resources and was likely to be sold for development.
The site in Twerton has attracted interest from more than 20 organisations, and residents hope that it will be used for something that will benefit the community.
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Sheila Lang, 71, who has lived in Twerton all her life, said: "The site is a good size, and I would like to see a new community centre or social club. It could be home to different clubs, benefiting people of all ages, from young children to pensioners.
"I think a social club would bring the whole community together, and be a place where people can socialise."
Anne Walker, 32, moved to Twerton two years ago with her husband Martin and two sons Lucas, three, and Nick, one.
She said: "I am fairly new to Twerton, but would be sad to see Bath City go. However, if it did this would be the ideal opportunity to do something for the community with the ground.
"How about a play park for children? It would be lovely for them to have an outdoor adventure playground, somewhere safe for them to have fun."
Tony Marsh, 53, a mechanic, said: "I want to see it used for the community, a place where people can gather. Some sort of entertainment place, with things like pool tables, a bar, and a skittle alley. I hope it is not just left empty for a long time, or sold to a developer who will just build lots of new houses."
Councillor Gerry Curran (Lib Dem, Twerton) said the best solution would be something that benefited the whole community.
He said: "If the harsh financial realities of running a football club dictate that Bath City have to sell or vacate Twerton Park, then I would be keen to see not just lots of housing, though housing is welcome, but also something for the community.
"If we can improve and enhance Twerton for the residents while enabling Bath City Football Club to survive and be successful, that would be a good outcome and make the loss of the football ground more worthwhile."