Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, has thrown his weight behind St. Albans Judo Club’s fight for a secure home. They face the threat of being moved from their existing premises because Hertfordshire County Council intends to redevelop the site. The Club has been promised a new site for their activities by Hertfordshire County Council, but nowhere suitable has yet been found for them.

    Peter said, “St Albans Judo Club should have a secure home in which to continue their activities, and I will be pressing the County Council on this matter. If they are to be relocated, it is important to find a site that is convenient for people from Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead and Sandridge to get to – as well as those from St. Albans.

    “I will be working on this matter with Ann Main, MP for St. Albans, who is equally concerned to ensure the future of the Club.

    “The St. Albans Judo Club is one of the biggest and best in the country. It has around 250 members, and contributes to the British Judo Council national squad, with national champions in several categories. Only this year it came 7th in the London Judo International Competition. Equally important is the training it gives to young people who may never go on to championship level but benefit from the discipline, ethos and skills of the sport.”