The Toolstation Western Football League
Published 13th June 2012
......itself a new ground if it is to move forward.
Beer, who has been involved with Chard for many years, said that his one major disappointment off the field had been the failure of the club’s proposed ground redevelopment.
“There were real plans some thirty years ago which would have not only seen a new ground, but a revitalisation of the town centre retail area,” he said.
“I felt it had more positives than negatives overall, but the council and planners at the time felt it was not appropriate for Chard.
“Those decisions we have to accept and we must now look forward to the future for the town and the club.”
Beer made his comments with the town at the start of another regeneration plan.
And he added: “I wish the council great success for their quest to have the regeneration of the town centre completed.
“As for the future of Chard Town FC, it is critical the club is relocated as its present ground at Zembard Lane fails to meet the grading criteria as required by the Football Association, otherwise the club will find it difficult to compete in its present status.” Beer has taken more of a back seat at Zembard Lane since his appointment last year as president of the Western League.
But he added: “Although I’m still about, new leaders are with the club now and they must be supported in their efforts.”