Reopen Warren Farm Sports Centre TYS2

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Reopen Warren Farm Sports Centre TYS2

Reopen Warren Farm Sports Centre TYS2

Warren Farm 100% Public Sports Centre By Warren Farm 100% Public Sports Centre

Warren Farm is a fantastic local resource that has been neglected for too long. It contains the best sports pitches in the borough but could be used for so much more. Bring it back into public use.

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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:

  • Reinstate changing rooms and toilets for the sports fields.
  • Reopen the sports centre to schools and sports clubs for multi-sports events
  • Resurface and reopen the tennis / basketball / netball courts
  • Reopen the long-jumps and shot-put pits
  • Introduce rugby pitches alongside the much needed cricket and football pitches
  • Open more spotting events such as fun runs, kite festival, equestrian events and other festivals
  • Install a bridle path and bicycle dirt track around the outside of the whole of Warren Farm
  • Provide space for and help the stables open up to the public
  • Provide time, facilities and lockers for the archery club
  • Mow a landing strip for the model aeroplane flying club

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:

  • The community of Hanwell is strong with many people willing and able to restore Warren Farm to its former glory
  • The council has allocated £625,000 to fund three innovative projects in the borough.
  • Further funding will be sought from further funding such as Sport England
  • There are many sports clubs in the area ready to start using Warren Farm again and thus help fund it.
  • We have identified many public and private enterprises to help us get the job 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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Location Southall

Southall has 90 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

61 acres of public open green space

Council

Ealing Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £3,336,100

New changing rooms - £3,000,000 (90%)
Create a bridleway - £50,000 (2%)
Refurbish tennis courts - £10,000 (0%)
Refurbish cricket nets - £5,000 (0%)
Refurbish long jump - £5,000 (0%)
Refurbish shot put - £5,000 (0%)
Other - £261,100 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

90%
New changing rooms
£3,000,000
2%
Create a bridleway
£50,000
0%
Refurbish tennis courts
£10,000
0%
Refurbish cricket nets
£5,000
0%
Refurbish long jump
£5,000
0%
Refurbish shot put
£5,000
8%
Other
£261,100
  • Transaction Fees
    £138,580
  • Spacehive fees
    £62,125
  • VAT
    £20,420

Total £3,336,100

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