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Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
32%
  
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
28%
  
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
33%
  
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here
7%
  



chav_corner 2:38 Wed Feb 16
Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Taxi rank/pick up & drop off point at London Stadium - assistance for supporters with mobility issues.

Hammers United made a presentation to the Safety Advisory Group Matchday Operations Subcommittee on 11th January 2022 .

The committee prepared a presentation to make the case for a taxi drop off/pick up point in close proximity of the London Stadium which can be seen here:- http://hammersunited.com/presentation-from-hammers-united-to-safety-advisory-group/

This Safety Advisory Group Matchday Committee is made up of representatives from the West Ham United, the stadium owners, Newham Council and the Metropolitan Police. All ‘stakeholders’, representatives from the Independent Supporters Committee (ISC) are also on the committee.

Hammers United had hoped to get support from the ISC and West Ham United in this key issue. Sadly, no-one at the meeting spoke in support of our proposal which was very disappointing indeed. It was agreed by the committee that there was no prospect of an official taxi drop off point due to the area round the stadium being a ‘sterile zone’ due to security concerns.

However, the stadium safety team reported that there were a number of pickup/drop off points that could be identified and promised to forward details which we could pass on to our membership and which would be added to the West Ham United matchday hub on the official website. At this time, the details have not yet been received, but Hammers United will keep asking for this information.

Ben Illingworth on behalf of West Ham United promised they would assist all supporters with mobility issues, not just those registered disabled. He suggested we contact Julie Pidgeon, Disability Access Officer, to progress.

Julie is held in high regard by the fanbase and has now advised Hammers United as follows:-

We have a process for those supporters who are not registered disabled with us but may need assistance on match days and this covers the following:

· Pregnant women

· Senior citizens who have mobility issues

· Supporters with a temporary injury, those in medical boots, recovering from surgery or using crutches/wheelchair · Supporters need to email accessibility@westhamunited.co.uk and all requests are looked at individually by myself or one of the team

· We respond confirming how the service operates, pick up and drop off points, timings and confirmation of the teams that support us on matchdays. Apart from

our Disabled Supporter Assistant who is based at Stratford, we are supported by Jake Heath’s team of Supporter Liaison Officers, West Ham Foundation Staff and our Match Day Safeguarding Officer

We will continue to chase confirmation of taxi pick up/drop off points which we know exist and are used on matchdays and will report back to you, the west Ham Supporters as soon as possible.

Thank You.

Hammers United Committee.

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Warchild 1:17 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
The 50,000 fall into the weak category. Happy to let their club be ripped apart and happy to be mugged off continually by GSB without so much as a whimper.

Vexed 11:52 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Sterile zone helps prevent everyone getting blown up or mown down by some nutter, quite a lot of whom live in the local vicinity. The Olympic legacy of the area makes it a reasonably high profile target so I guess that why it's still in place.

Fair play HU this is a worthy cause to be going after, keep on their case and it will succeed.

Kaiser Zoso 11:43 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Might be a small point, but for the most part, 50 odd thousand non protesters haven't been fickle, just 8,000?

Warchild 11:31 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Utter truth.

Pre-pandemic, results crap, 8,500 protesting.

Post-pandemic, results excellent, 400 protesting.

For the most part we are now a fickle and relatively weak fanbase.

⚒️ 10:38 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
“When they start losing all those slagging us off when we protested will want to protest!!”

Utter tripe.

charleyfarley 10:35 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Thanks Chav for this and pass on our thanks to HU for all the good work they are doing

chav_corner 10:30 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Talks about the sellers are ongoing.dealing with the club is like extracting teeth.-Slow and painful.

chav_corner 10:29 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Max.You are right.There are so many things we need to be fighting on.The problem is that because the team are winning many West ham supporters dont give a fuck about anything else.-Sad,but true.When they start losing all those slagging us off when we protested will want to protest!!

Mex Martillo 8:10 Thu Feb 17
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
That's good new Joyo.
Perhaps HU should be making noise about why we have the sterile zone?
The sterile zone is a pain, it's one of the things that makes match day a bit crap, because it is exactly that a sterile zone and we have to walk through it before and after games. No one likes it and whenever I've posted about it, people come on with how they have a short route to get through it fast. No one says oh it's a nice safe walk, I enjoy it. I think I'm right to say they also stop HUs suggestions to have traders, vans and the like to make it more enjoyable.
Way is this sterile zone so important to them?

joyo 8:05 Wed Feb 16
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
I'm on crutches at the moment and rang ticket office today and l know they get slagged off but they was fantastic in their help and advice.
I'm too late to do anything for Newcastle,but have moved me for europa league game and waived admin fee.Also assessibiliy emailed me straight back to make arrangements for Wolves/Villa games.

ornchurch ammer 6:46 Wed Feb 16
Re: Taxi rank /pick up & drop off point at London Stadium.Assistance for supporters with mobility issues
Why do we need a ‘sterile zone’? What other stadiums have one?





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