This space contains the best sports pitches in the borough but could be used for so much more. It is ideal for big space festivals such as the TSSA and APNA multisport events that were taking place there a few times per year.
With a perimeter of over 2km it would make a great fun run site. The model aeroplane flying club would love to return, the horse stables would love to have a bridleway, a newly formed rugby club would love to have a home ground. On top of that, all the cricket and football clubs would love to return.
But that is not all. There are many other non-mainstream sports that could be opened up to the community. Local children would love the opportunity to learn to ride a horse. The local archery club also needs a new home. We must think outside the mainstream box!
With the entire 61 acres, even the largest of multi-sports event can return to this wonderful sports centre and exercise as they have done for generations.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The greater the diversity of sports available locally the more likely it is that the community will get out and get fit. This will reduce the strain on the NHS for physical and mental health conditions.
Many sports clubs and associations already want to use the area again they just need the sports centre to be reopened to the public with suitable changing rooms.
Once the entire 61 acres of Warren Farm is back in public hands and in the control of the vast community of people who value their asset, we will be able to restore Warren Farm to the glorious sports centre that made it famous throughout London back in the days of the ILEA.
Steps to get it done:
All we need is for the council to drop their plans to give the land away to a commercial operation for a peppercorn rent and start to think about the community instead. We already own the field, all we need is help with fundraising to restore or replace the changing rooms to a state suitable for adults and children.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Hanwell, Ealing and Greater London. Don't let it slip through your fingers.
Despite receiving more votes than any other project, Ealing Council declined to fund our project on the grounds that some of the council members still want to give this public land to their favourite football club.
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