Wall of Fame

Letters of support have been sent to the council from far and wide, including many noteable figures, players past and present, board members and journalists among others. You can read some of the letters received below. We've removed personal details from these letters, but if you're writing to the council, don't forget to include your name, address and the application numbers. Click here for guidelines.

Kelvin Hopkins MP
Member of Parliament, Luton North
Gavin Shuker MP
Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Luton South
Cheryl Smart
Chief Executive, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce
Raddy Antic
Former Luton Town player, and former manager - Barcelona & Real Madrid
Steve Foster
Former Luton Town captain and Littlewoods Cup winner - 1988
Brian Stein
Former Luton Town player and Littlewoods Cup winner, 1988
Shaun Harvey
Chief Executive - EFL
Monty Panesar
England Cricketer
Kingsley Black
Former Luton Town winger, and Littlewoods Cup winner
Jeff Stelling
Sky Sports News Anchorman
Brian Barwick
Chairman, The National League
Scott Oakes
Former Luton Town player
Malcolm Macdonald
Former Luton Town player
Rob Stringer
Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records
Geoff Shreeves
Sky Sports presenter
Nick Owen
Luton Town Chairman and TV Personality
Brian Horton
Former Luton Town player
Wayne Turner
Former Luton Town player
Tim Breacker
Former Luton Town player and Littlewoods Cup Winner, 1988
Barry Fry
Hatters Fan and Director of Football, Peterborough Utd
Faye Carruthers
Broadcaster, Radio Personality and Luton Town supporter.
John Hartson
Former Luton Town player
Andre Gray
Former Luton Town striker, now playing in the Premier League for Burnley
Curtis Davies
Hull City FC player and former Luton Town player
Mitchell Thomas
Former Luton Town player
Cauley Woodrow
Fulham FC, and former Luton Town player
Dean Brill
Former Luton Town player
JJ O'Donnell
Former Luton Town player
Alan Smith
Former Arsenal and Leicester City player
Lars Rønnestad
Luton Town supporter from Norway
Nathan Jones
Luton Town manager
Mick Harford
Chief Recruitment Officer, former manager and player at Luton Town and Littlewoods Cup Winner, 1988
Andy Awford
Academy Manager, Luton Town FC
Paul Driver
Head Coach U18
Scott Cuthbert
Luton Town club captain
Josh McQuoid
Luton Town player
Jonathan Smith
Luton Town player
Pelly R Mpanzu
Luton Town player
Craig Mackail-Smith
Luton Town player
Danny Hylton
Luton Town player
James Justin
Luton Town player
Jordan Cook
Luton Town player
Dan Potts
Luton Town player
Olly Lee`
Luton Town player
Isaac Vassell
Luton Town player
Zane Banton
Luton Town player
Danny Green
Luton Town player
Glen Rea
Luton Town player
Jack Senior
Luton Town player
Jack Marriott
Luton Town player
Johnny Mullins
Luton Town player
Cameron McGeehan
Luton Town player
Alan Sheehan
Luton Town player
Tyreeq Bakinson
Luton Town Player
Stephen O'Donnell
Luton Town player
Frankie Musonda
Luton Town player
Christian Walton
Luton Town player
Cameron McJannet
Recently signed for Premier League Stoke City, former Luton Town youth player

 

Wayne Turner

Former Luton Town player

Dear Council,

I was born in Luton, grew up in Luton and fulfilled every young Luton lad’s dream by playing for my local club in the late Seventies and Eighties. When I was playing for Lewsey Youth back in the day, Kenilworth Road was THE place to aspire to run out at. Since hanging up my boots I’ve worked for the club in the youth section and academy, so I know that the local youngsters now need somewhere new as a goal to aim for when they’re coming through the ranks.

We all love Kenilworth Road. The memories of promotion to the old First Division and big cup games will be with us forever, but the plans 2020 have submitted for Power Court will help the next generations write fresh history for the club and the town.

I don’t write solely as an ex-player, however much the club’s best interests are in my mind. I’m now a property developer and with my hard hat on, I think both Power Court and Newlands Park are fantastic for the town in terms of job creation and regeneration of land and the local economy.

I’ve looked at the plans and it’s a great idea to move the ground into the heart of the town where access will be so much better. That part of Luton has been an eyesore for too long so anything to bring it back to life would be great. But in terms of providing the local community with a state-of-the-art stadium and leisure complex – not to mention new homes – within walking distance of the train station, it will change Luton forever.

I live in Pirton these days, but my family and I would be more inclined to visit the town for shopping if Newlands Park is built, and then there are the restaurants, bars, the cinema and live music venue and restaurants at Power Court for entertainment.

I can’t see a loser in any of this. Even the land on which Kenilworth Road now stands will be freed up for redevelopment for new homes that are needed in the community around Bury Park, and the local residents will have traffic congestion eased on matchdays.

Both developments are exactly what’s needed in the area. This could be a real turning point for the town, and one that I hope Luton Borough Council won’t let pass by.

Kind regards,

Wayne Turner