Chesterfield FC lift the ban on Derbyshire Times

Following positive discussions between the two parties, Chesterfield Football Club have lifted the ban preventing the Derbyshire Times from accessing media facilities at the Proact.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 2:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 5:34 pm
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The news has been welcomed by the newspaper and both parties now look forward to working together ahead of the new season.

A ban was put in place at the end of May following a breakdown in the club’s relationship with the newspaper.

The Derbyshire Times maintained its level of coverage during the ban however, sending a reporter to sit in the stands at recent home games.

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Chris Turner, chief executive of the Spireites, said: “We enjoy a harmonious working relationship with various local media organisations and we are keen to have a similar association with our local newspaper.

“We both need to draw a line under what has happened in the past and move on with a positive outlook for the forthcoming season and beyond.”

Derbyshire Times’ editorial director Mark Edwards says the newspaper remains committed to providing the most extensive Spireites coverage for readers and wishes the club success in the coming season.

He said: “We’re delighted that this matter has now been resolved. We remain committed to reporting on all aspects of the club in detail and look forward to a successful season and a proactive working relationship.”