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Relegated National League South side’s future into doubt after served with ground eviction threat

Relegated Truro City have had their future thrown into doubt after being served with ground eviction threat, it has been revealed.

Sunday Independent writer Gareth Davies broke the news last night, claiming the White Tigers are to be served a notice to leave Treyew Road, a ground they only recently returned to again after groundsharing with Torquay United.

Truro will be playing in the Southern League Premier South division after being relegated from the National League South last season. They could have been reprieved, but that was dashed after Gateshead were confirmed that they will be playing in the National League North in the new campaign, meaning Oxford City switch from North to South and putting relegated Aldershot back in the National League.

Membership of the Southern League is subject to each individual club having a minimum 12 months security on their ground. JoJo Investco Limited have ordered them to vacate their home by the 9th of December 2019.

JIL and developers Helical Retail had plans to build a Lidl on the site, which was due to begin being built in October last year.

Though that all halted and club chairman Peter Masters told supporters that Helical Retail were no longer moving ahead with the plans.

The Independent say JoJo Investco Limited warned the club that ‘a fresh lease for Treyew Road is not an option’ and that if the Southern League side ‘request an updated tenancy’, JIL will fight their appeal.’

The newspaper also look into possible destinations for the club if they do in fact end up leaving their current stadium.

The listed places included Cornish Pirates’ Mennaye Field and a ground-share with Falmouth or Bodmin.

The club hope to be one day playing in the proposed new ground ‘Stadium for Cornwall’, though there also seems to be a long wait for that to come about, with reports saying funding from the government yet to come in.

 

After learning of the ground eviction threat made to Truro City, fans took to social media to give their reaction – find out what they had to say on the next page.

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