The Mill Hill Sports club in Grahame Park Way, Mill Hill, has been an integral part of the local community for many years. It is the home of local football, cricket, hockey, boxing and squash clubs. It has gym facilities available at a reasonable price and is well used by residents of Mill Hill, Burnt Oak and Grahame Park. It also plays host to the Mill Hill Jazz Club and the Mill Hill Music Festival.
At a time when many people are suffering from problems associated with an inactive lifestyle, we desperately need more, not less, open access sports facilities. Barnet Council has not supported attempts to improve facilities at the site. As a result, the company managing the Sports club has sold the lease and announced the closure of the club. This petitions calls on Barnet Council to support local sports and local people and ensure that the closure plan is scrapped.
We call on Barnet Council to work with local people to develop the site into a premier facility for local people. We call for Barnet Council to commit to no change of use for the site, so that it may only be used for sports, music and as an open facility for all local people.
We the undersigned, call on Barnet Council to support Mill Hill Sports club and to ensure that the site is retained as a sports ground with social facilities for music.
We call on Barnet Council to commit to ensure no change of use for the site. We call on Barnet Council to work with local people and interested stakeholders to develop and improve the facilities at the site for the benefit of all local people.
We call on Barnet Council to recognise the wider benefits for the population of Barnet, in retaining and developing sports facilities in the Borough.
The Save Mill Hill Sports Club & facilities for local people petition to London Borough of Barnet was written by Roger Tichborne and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.