Local creditors represented on committee

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LOCAL creditors and businesses owed money from Pompey will be represented in a creditors’ committee.

Ian Fields, of Havant business Genesis 1 Ltd, put himself forward to represent those from the community still owed cash at yesterday’s creditors’ meeting.

The committee, which was approved by attendees, is formed by representatives from Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI), Portpin, the Professional Footballers’ Association and Baker Tilly – liquidators of Portsmouth City Football Club.

Representatives from Portpin said small creditors owed £2,500 or less could be paid if Balram Chainrai returns.

Small creditor Steve Bone is owed money for contributions to the match day programme.

He said: ‘I’m a creditor and a fan and I want the club to survive – I would forgo my small debt to see the club survive.

‘Portpin need to answer “what does the future hold for the club if you come in again?”.’

Roger Higgins, whose firm Unilight UK is owed £924, said: ‘I would rather see the club going rather than go under.

‘But there’s a massive wage bill and I know that’s putting people off.’