Local Luton band Bowfinger are releasing a new track called “Bring me sunshine (here come the hatters)”
The first airing of their new song will be played when they are guests on the Darren Jones “Live and Local” show tomorrow night (Wednesday 26th February 2014) at 7pm on Diverse FM (102.8)
The new single goes on sale tomorrow morning and will be available to buy for £2 from BOWFINGER SINGLE - HERE COME THE HATTERS which also includes bowfinger’s track “It comes with a bang”
The band have also announced that 50% of all sales will be donated to SoLYD (Supporters of Luton Youth Development)
So why not purchase a great single and help the club out as well.
P.S. You’ll be pleased to know that no shouty boys were used in the making of this single.
Happy New Year
As you know at the end of last month we held a well attended members meeting, thank you to all those who made it down to Alfie’s bar, for those that couldn’t be with us here is a brief summary of what we discussed:
The following members were voted onto the committee:
and lastly myself as Chairman.
I didn’t raise this at the meeting but had intended to, if any member would like to put themselves forward to join the committee, please do so.
Safe Standing campaign.
The football club have given their support to the Football Supporters Federation campaign for re-introduction of standing areas at football grounds. You can find more information on this at
With a unanimous show of hands those present supported the view that we should align ourselves with this campaign. We have started to prepare some work on this, more of which to come in the New Year.
Jeff and Kev discussed the flag displays. We had originally intended to have displays of flags prior to kick off at some games in an effort to create colour, atmosphere and support for the team. Unfortunately this has fallen foul of various fire regulations, so the intended display of twenty plus flags had been whittled down somewhat due to lack of fire certification on most of them! Fortunately the Wembley 2009 "betrayed by the FA" flag does hold the appropriate certification so has been passed around on a number of occasions.
Council and Community
I advised that from our regular meetings with both the council and football club we understand there is now a far better relationship existing than had been the case. The football club are also working a lot in and for the community.
Loyal Luton Bar
We have been discussing with the Football Club the opportunity to have our own bar at the ground under the Exec boxes. Members present were enthusiastic with their support for this. We will be progressing this further with the club in the New Year.
I was able to confirm that the feasibility process is well underway and that Gary Sweet had shared information on it with me. Confidentiality has to be respected here. I explained that with any property development it is important to keep a number of options open, not to show your cards too early and maybe throw in a few red herrings in order to ensure that you pay the right money for land and the like when appropriate.
The Club have appointed a number of consultants to work with and advise them, including Planning, Architecture, structural and environmental. The organisations are names that I know from my day job are appropriate for this type of work.
Any relocation or development will take a good number of years yet to come to fruition; however Gary Sweet is spending up to 75% of his time now working on the stadium and training facility issues. That in itself is encouraging for two reasons, firstly the business side of the football club is now running in a manner to enable him to have freed up this time and secondly of course to move the stadium on.
I explained that we needed to raise some funds. A number of suggestions were tabled including a Casino night if we get a televised away game on a Friday evening, a race night and the ever popular sponsor’s day.
We wish Jonathon Smith a speedy recovery from the horrible injury sustained on boxing day. For those of us at Barnet it was a horrible thing to have heard and witnessed. The team did well to hold it together to come away with a victory and responded magnificently on Saturday against Kidderminster.
On the footballing front the last few months of 2013 have been an absolute joy. Under John Stills guidance our team have been playing some wonderful, entertaining football with every game seeming to have a contender for goal of the season. We certainly seem to have learnt how to finish teams off this season, long may it continue.
There is a real feel good factor and buzz about the place again and long may it continue. We just might be on the brink of something special here!
On behalf of the LLSC committee I would like to wish each and every one of our members a very happy and fun filled New Year.