14 May 2013
Moss Rose - Asset of Community Value
The SST Board has given detailed attention to an initiative contained in the Localism Act 2011. A proposal has been submitted to Cheshire East Council proposing that the Moss Rose Stadium is listed as an Asset of Community Value as defined in the Act.
This puts the SST alongside the Manchester United Supprters' Trust (whose proposal was recently reported in the Manchester Evening News), Liverpool Supporters' Trust and Oxford United Supporters' Trust (whose proposal has been accepted by their council).
The detailed submission can be read by opening the pdf file below.
05 May 2013
SST Board meet with Club Management to look at collaborative working
At the invitation of Jon Harris, Club Chief Executive, the majority of the SST Board members attended a meeting on Friday 3 May 2013 with Jon and Club Company Secretary Barrie Darcey.
The Club are keen to work with the Trust on projects of benefit to both the Club and the fan base.
It has been agreed that the Trust Board will meet with the Club management team on a monthly basis. This will be a collaborative forum where we can raise issues on behalf of Silkmen fans, and to consider how we can assist the Club - either by volunteering our skills, or getting involved in fund raising projects.
1. If there are any items you would like the SST Board to consider taking to the next meeting with the Club, then please email the SST at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
2. If you want to support the Trust in helping the Club on specific pieces of work, then please also let us know your skills, and the type of activities that you would like to help out on.
3. The next meeting between the SST Board and the Club will be towards the end of May.
Monday 17 September 2012
Silkmen Supporters’ Trust Share Boost
The Silkmen Supporters’ Trust was founded in the dark days of FA fines relating to the construction of the (now) Henshaw Stand. Thankfully those threats have passed but the Trust continues to represent the interests of fans as the only fans body formally recognised by the Club.
A major objective set by the Trust is to build up a significant holding of shares in the football club and recently former major sponsor Bodycote plc entered into discussions with the Trust about the Bodycote shareholding in the Club.
The Trust is delighted to report that Bodycote plc has agreed to transfer its entire shareholding to the SST. Amounting to 10,000 shares, this addition takes the Trust holding to nearly 40,000 shares.
Commenting on the agreement, Trust Chairman Jon Smart said ‘This is a great encouragement to the Trust; we continue to represent the fans of the Silkmen and the increased share holding helps to reinforce our influence with the Club. As a Trust we already have frequent contact with the Chief Executive, Jon Harris, with hard working Club Chairman Mike Rance as well as face to face meetings with the Club owners. Ours is a community Club and this support from Bodycote plc is most welcome.’
If you would have any shares in MTFC you would like to donate to the Trust please contact us via the message form below.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
The Silkmen Supporters Society Ltd Annual General Meeting 2012
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Silkmen Supporters Society Ltd will be held at 9.45pm or as soon as possible thereafter on Tuesday 14 August 2012 in Keith’s Bar, Moss Rose Stadium, Macclesfield.
All Members and supporters are invited to attend but only Society Members are entitled to vote. The Annual Report and Associated Financial Statements (item 2), the proposed new Society rules (item 4), and proxy voting forms are available through the Society.
- To hear the notice convening the meeting.
- To receive and adopt the 2011 Financial Statements (including Statement of Financial Activities, Balance Sheet and related Report) (Resolution 1)
- To note the outcome of the invitation to Members to consider nomination to the Board of the Society and to introduce the new Board.
- To consider and approve the proposed new rules for the Society (Resolution 2)
- Any other business
In order to progress the business of the meeting, the following resolutions will be proposed for adoption.
The Members of the Silkmen Supporters Society Ltd present at the General Meeting held on 14 August 2012 receive and adopt the financial statements prepared by the Society’s Independent Examiner and the Report of the Board.
The Members of the Silkmen Supporters’ Society Ltd agree that the existing Rules of the Society be rescinded and the New Rules be adopted as the Rules of the Society in substitution of any other rules of the Society.
Please download the attached proxy form if you cannot attend the AGM and wish for someone to vote in your place.
Please click on the icon above to download the SST's Annual General Report 2012.
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Please click on the heading above to read a report on the meeting between SST Chairman Jon Smart and the owner of Macclesfield Football Club Amar Alkadhi.
The meeting took place at the Moss Rose on the afternoon of Tuesday 29 May 2012.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
SST Board Report of Open Meeting held on 21 May at the Golden Lion
Jon Smart (Chair)
Jim Goodwin (SST Board)
Adam Waller (immediate past Chair)
Andrew Mellor (SST Disability Liaison Officer)
John Rayner (SST Board)
Rob Wilson (SST Board)
Myra Clark (Treasurer)
David Woolliscroft (Secretary)
SST members and supporters; Club director
In welcoming attendees, the Chairman explained that following moves over the previous few days within the Club, the SST Board had decided to open its May meeting to all members and supporters. Much rumour had been circulating and the fortuitous arrangement of the meeting was seen as an opportunity to understand more clearly what actions had been taken and why.
A few hours before the meeting, it had been announced that Club Vice Chair Andy Scott had resigned and that the other local Directors had also tendered their resignation
- The following timeline was established:
- Gary Simpson was removed following a poor run of results.
- Brian Horton was appointed as an interim replacement against the wishes of the majority of Directors and on the insistence of the owners.
- Results failed to improve and the Club was relegated; Brian Horton left the Club and the search began for a permanent replacement.
- During the recruitment process Steve King was nominated by the owners and was appointed at their insistence and despite the advice and resistance of other Club Directors.
- Andy Scott resigned on Monday 21 May; other Directors are reported to have tendered their resignation and will stand down on the appointment of replacements by the owners.
- All those present at the meeting expressed opposition to the action that had been taken. Whilst reiterating their continuing support for the playing team, the treatment of Directors with long standing commitment to the Club was wholly unacceptable.
- The reported poor treatment of club support staff at all levels was also questioned and the Club is reminded of its legal responsibilities in relation to redundancy.
- The meeting was concerned at the reports of the property demands of the new manager for himself and incoming players. The meeting could not see how these demands would not impinge severely on the budget for the forthcoming season especially bearing in mind the likely loss of income resulting from relegation, reduced season ticket sales and the financial contributions resulting from the outgoing Directors.
- The SST was encouraged to proceed as quickly as possible with a media campaign; the meeting also encouraged the support of the incoming management team – results on the field would determine continuing support.
- The SST should seek a major increase in membership as quickly as possible in order to provide a significant balance to the owners. In the long term, the club was its supporters and a pressure group centred on the SST was felt to be the best option for fans.
- It was agreed that the Trust would immediately cease any purchase of shares (around £2000 had been agreed) and instead current funds would be retained for future use.
- Other actions would be formulated and developed over the short term. Whilst a number of proposals were made, it was agreed that any protest activities would not be reported at this stage. Without satisfactory responses from the owners, however, further action would be arranged. The cavalier way in which players, club staff and local Directors had been treated was totally unacceptable in a community based club.