posted on 6 December 2011

Wildcats Chief Executive, James Elston has thanked everyone who joined the clubs players and staff at the Town Hall this morning as the Newmarket public inquiry got underway.

Around 200 people including Wildats players and staff were at the Town Hall this morning to show their support for the Newmarket Development

Elston, Chairman Andrew Glover, Head Coach Richard Agar and his squad, and the clubs behind the scenes staff were joined by players and officials from Wakefield FC plus representatives of the amateur rugby league in Wakefield and around 200 members of public keen to show their support for the development of a Community Stadium at Newmarket.

This morning marked the start of the two-week public inquiry where arguments for and against the development will be heard before the Inspector submits his report to the Secretary of State who will make the final decision on whether or not the development goes ahead at some point during 2012.

Members of the local media were also on hand to gauge the public support for the development and hear from the likes of Elston and the Wakefield Trinity Supporters Trust plus Stadium Wakefield Action Group (SWAG) and Residents for Newmarket.

Elston took time to thank the supporters who braved the cold weather to show their support at the start of what is a crucial two weeks for sport in Wakefield.

“I’d like to go on record as saying just how pleasing it was to see so many people this morning in support of the Newmarket Development,” said Elston ahead of heading into the Town Hall to listen to and give evidence in support of the Development.

“This is something that matters greatly to the public of Wakefield which was shown by the turnout on the steps of the Town Hall which required a lot of people to take time off work and we thank them for that.

“This week will see the evidence in favour of the development presented before Leeds City Council put their case forward against the development next week and it then becomes open to public.

“I’m sure the level of support on the steps of the Town Hall won’t have gone unnoticed so once again, a huge thank-you to everyone who came to show their support.”

For regular updates on the Inquiry follow @Res4Newmarket on Twitter.

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