1.1 Football Supporters Meeting
The Fans’ Forum has been invited to take part in the Football Supporters’ Meeting alongside Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Liverpool Football Club supporters. The meeting will take place on 13th June.
ACTION: NM will email members to see who wish to attend on behalf of the Fans’ Forum.
1.2 Bike Shelter at Goodison Park
REA asked if there could be some provision for a bike shelter at Goodison Park.
CC confirmed there is a bike shelter at Goodison Park based by the Active Centre in the Park End. The Club is part of the Cycle to Work Scheme and has a range of pool bikes for staff members. The bike shelter can be used by fans on a matchday and non-matchday. It was agreed that this should be promoted further, allowing those who wish to utilised the shelter to do so.
1.3 Personalising Your Seat
RK received contact from a company that has been working with other football clubs offering fans the opportunity to personalise their seat. RE suggests it could be canvassed across a wider selection of fans
ACTION: Members will canvas feedback from other supporters and feedback into the next meeting.
1.4 Thomas Cook
REA has had complaints from fans in relation to the service received from Club partner, Thomas Cook Sport, for away travel bookings in Europe this season. RK confirmed the Club is having ongoing conversations with the travel provider and are reviewing the activities of the 2014/15 season.
1.5 Fan of The Year
NM confirmed there have been 51 entries to the Fan of the Year competition for the End of Season Awards and the quality of applicant was extremely high which will make the decision difficult.
ACTION: The Fans’ Forum were asked to review the submissions and pick their top five nominees, NM will compile the responses and announce the winner.
1.6 Outward focus of the Fans’ Forum
NM suggests the Fans’ Forum needs an online presence for other supporters to keep in touch with news and interact. Some members suggested using a Facebook page while others suggest a simple interactive microsite.
ACTION: The Fans’ Forum will come up with a range of options and make a decision at the next meeting so it can be introduced during the summer.
1.7 Club ‘messaging’
JC confirms that the Club are looking at various marketing options in the stadium to communicate key messages. For the World Supporters day that will be celebrated at the Tottenham Hotspur fixture, the Club will be investing in a number of flags that will span half of the pitch – and that can be used on more than one occasion. The Fans’ Forum approved of the designs and look forward to seeing them on matchday.
1.8 Date of Next Meeting
NM suggest that the date of the next meeting remains 28 May.
1.9 NM reported to the group that he had a productive meeting with the Chair of the Everton Shareholders Association, looking at future projects and NM attending a shareholders meeting.
1.10 RE stated the Forum had received a tweet from a supporter asking if the Club pay staff members the Living Wage. RK confirmed that all permanent full time staff members are paid the Living Wage and the Club encourage third parties they work with to do the same.