When the Oundle recreation and green spaces group (ORGSG) started the campaign to purchase Fletton Field in April 2018, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) had informed us (via their agent Connells) that they wished a swift sale and that a decision on the successful bid would certainly be made by August 2018. We quickly got our Crowdfunding underway, with 31 December as the closing date, and made our bid to Connells. However, since then NCC has done nothing, timescales slipping and still does not have permission from the Secretary of State for Education to sell the field! - although, in response to our MP Tom Pursglove, NCC has indicated its intention to seek planning permission for building on the site (a second time - the first application was refused) but with no indication of a revised timescale. We are of courses hugely disappointed with the current impasse but in the circumstances, we have to allow the ORGSG crowdfunding appeal for Fletton Field to expire on 31st December. The pledges that have been made will NOT be drawn down. We will keep you all up to date with next steps. Thank you each and every-one who has pledged their support, rest assured ORGSG remains committed to securing much needed accessible green space for all Oundle residents and we hope to try again when we know NCC's intentions. We very much regret this outcome and thank you for your understanding. ORGSG Committee