Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper has called for the John Smith Stadium stands to be made available for the HRI Public on Monday 18th April.
Councillor Andrew Cooper said,
“The Calderdale and Huddersfield CCGs have completely misjudged the concerns of local people so far. At the Pre Consultation Event at Briar Court Hotel the hall could have been filled twice over. That should not happen again. There is a lot of interest in the Public Meeting at the John Smiths Stadium on Monday 18th April and they should be planning for a big crowd. I don’t believe we are just talking about a few hundred people attending. I think we are most likely talking thousands. If they hold another event where people are left outside an unable to participate it is further evidence that they are out of touch with public opinion. There should at the very least be a contingency plan to make the stadium stands available for the event. This holds 24’500 people and should be adequate.”