HARROGATE Town’s new hierarchy has wasted no time in making immediate changes at the football club, due to come into place at the beginning of next season.
Town’s new pricing arrangements have been announced this week, and in another bold move an open fans forum has been organised for Wednesday, July 6 .
This is to allow supporters to meet new owner Irving Weaver and the club board.
The format of the event will be an open question and answer session and all members of the board will be present.
“We are looking forward to that,” said manager Simon Weaver.
“It will give the fans a chance to see what’s happening and we will try to answer every question as truthfully as possible. We talked about the transparency.
“That’s something we want at the club.”
Town will be happy to receive questions, sent either by email or letter, beforehand to be answered at the event.
They hope it will present a great opportunity for all the supporters to come to the ground and have their chance to ask questions about the club.
The aforementioned pricing change will see concessions reintroduced.
The lowering of prices for the last seven home games last season proved a hit with fans, and reaped a gradual increase in attendance.
Adults will now be able to enter the CNG Stadium for £10 with OAPs, students and unemployed allowed in for £5.
Under 16s will be £2 with season tickets priced at £170 for adults and £85 for concessions.
“That’s something we needed to do,” continued Weaver.
“It’s sensible pricing we just hope now people will give us a go and come along and watch. It was the right move by the club.”
Meanwhile on the transfer front the boss feels he has lost the race to re-sign former loanee starlet Rory Coleman who looks likely to join Gainsborough.
Coleman was an instant success when he arrived from Scunthorpe two seasons ago.
However Weaver said they wouldn’t change their strict player budget to bring him back to Wetherby Road.
“We spoke to Rory this week we felt like he wanted to come back but it was too big a jump of what we can offer to what Gainsborough have offered,” he said.
“It’s a shame but I didn’t want to upset the equilibrium of the changing room.”
One player who looks certain to sign in the next few days is veteran full back Paul Heckingbottom.
“He has verbally 100 per cent agreed to sign which is great news,” added Weaver.
“Paul is very experienced at this level.”
In other news, Town have revealed their new physio will be Andy Wray. Wray’s work helped Liam Hardy make a speedy recovery from a broken ankle.
William and Victoria’s Restaurant and Wine Bar will sponsor the Harrogate Town Champagne Man of the Match at this season’s home games