James Brokenshire Conservative MP for Bexley, and Minister for Crime & Security is the first Politician to publicly support Valley ACV
The local MP follows the CAFC Board, in endorsing CAS Trust's plans to gain ACV status. In an email to CAS Trust recently he said:
"The club has many supporters in the constituency and, through the work of organisations such as the club’s Community Trust, engages young people from across Old Bexley and Sidcup in sport and other community activities.
"Charlton Athletic football club has been at the heart of South London for over 100 years and designating its home as an asset of community value will ensure that it is preserved for future generations to enjoy.
"Protecting the Valley in this way will ensure that local parents can continue to take their children to their first Charlton match and that young people continue to be inspired by and engaged with sport in their local area.
"I am happy to add my support and wish you and the Trust the best of luck with the campaign.
In response CAS Trust liaison officer Ken Sinyard thanked the Minister and said:
"We welcome all support from local and national politicians, this is an important step for our community
"The Valley should get the recgonition it deserves, and we are hoping many others will follow in support of the application shortly"
For more information on the campaign and to sign the petetion please click here