Recreation Ground Trust Given Leave to Appeal

23 May 2014

Bath Rugby is pleased to hear that the Recreation Ground Trust's (RGT) leave to appeal the decision of the Charity Tribunal (Lower) of March 2014 has been successful.

The Charity Tribunal (Lower) judge (Judge Peter Hinchliffe) has now ruled that the RGT can challenge the original decision not to increase the land currently occupied by the Club. The issue will now go to a higher level charity tribunal, with tribunal Judge Peter Hinchliffe agreeing that there needs to be "a definite determination" of the matter.

Bath Rugby is totally committed to staying at The Rec, where it has played its home games since 1894, and we continue to work with the trustees of the RGT to bring world class sporting, community and cultural facilities which all residents and visitors to Bath are able to enjoy.

Chair of the Rec Ground trustees, Liz Bloor added: "We are pleased to have been granted permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal as this recognises that there is a case for challenging the decision on legal grounds.

"The ability of the trustees to manage the Recreation Ground into the future is an important matter of principle which we feel has to be reconsidered. We are currently taking legal advice on the appeal process and will be serving our notice of appeal by June 11."

Please click here to transfer to the Rec Ground Trust website for further information.

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