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MP slams"foul language" from Col Utd training sessions
AN MP has backed complaints over noise and foul language from Colchester United training sessions.
Priti Patel, MP for Witham, raised the issue in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
She slammed the club for training outside of the hours agreed for its complex, in Grange Road, Tiptree.
Mrs Patel also said Colchester Council had failed to take action.
She said: “Residents in Tiptree have every right to feel angry.
“They are being subjected to disruption and foul language but the council are standing by and doing nothing to help.
“Parents are being forced to keep their children indoors because of the obscenities.”
A council spokesman said: “We have taken the alleged breaches of planning permission seriously."
Speaking via BBC Essex, U’s owner Robbie Cowling, accused Tiptree residents of lying about swearing.
He said: “I am astounded an MP would stand up and make accusations about bad language that are total nonsense and unfounded."
He said that the current training time restraints were mistakenly left in an early draft of the contract.
A meeting between Mr Cowling, planning councillor Tim Young and development services manager, Vincent Pearce, has been arranged.