Planning approval was granted on Wednesday 12th February 2014. This followed clinching the funding for the scheme a month earlier. In the end the planning decision wasn’t such a great surprise but it’s still a cause for celebration. Support for the plans has been growing and growing since the gym equipment went in last summer, when everyone saw with their own eyes how much we all want to exercise, for free, in our neighbourhood.
Friends of Tiverton Green would like to thank Brent’s Sports and Parks Department; Gerry Kiefer, Andy Atkins, Paul Hutchison and Neil Martin for your commitment and support. Big thanks too to Brondesbury ward councillors Mark Cummins and Barry Cheese for your tireless involvement from the start and to Queen’s Park ward councillor James Denselow for your backing and encouragement.
Local residents waiting to meet Brent’s Planning Committee, Saturday 8 Feb
A quick word to thank the great turn out of residents who braved the rain to meet Brent’s Planning Committee on Saturday 8th February. With your support we have reinforced the message that this scheme is wanted and needed by the community.
Thank you too to all those who couldn’t make it for your emails, tweets and phone calls of support.
We need you and your children this Saturday morning, for 15 minutes, to show Brent’s planners how popular the new sports facilities on Tiverton Green will be with our community.
We now have all the funding in place to transform the old Tiverton Green tennis courts into a wonderful space incorporating multi-use games area (MUGA), climbing walls, table tennis, children’s cycle paths, jogging circuit, planting, landscaping, hedges.
The MUGA still needs planning permission from Brent. The planning meeting is on February 12th and the report recommends granting consent as the plans meet all their criteria for improving sports facilities in the borough. Many of you wrote in support of the plans which was invaluable.
You’ve probably seen work has already started on the western end of the tennis courts to remove the old surface. This end was not subject to planning permission, as no structures will be going in. This end is for a cycle circuit for kids to learn to ride bikes, plus grass and planting. You can see the full plans on this website.
How you can help
The Planning Committee will be visiting the site this Saturday 8th February. It’s important that we let the Committee know the community is fully behind the plans.
Please go along to the tennis courts at 10.20 for 10.25 on Saturday morning with your kids and tell the planners how much you’re looking forward to this finally happening.
Please forward this onto all your friends and neighbours – let’s get a big turnout.
We’re almost there – we just need this final small effort. Thank you.