Protect Mapledurham Playing Fields

We, the undersigned, demand the protection of Mapledurham Playing Fields (MPF) for the sole purpose of playing fields and recreation ground. We support the refurbishment of the Pavilion as part of this very valuable local resource. We completely reject any proposal to use any part of MPF for a school, housing or other development that will cause loss of land.

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  • Shah Z Alam Please stop the school being built in this playing field.

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    Sue Parker

    4 days ago Comments: RG4 8BF. leave the playing field for play alone.
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Petition highlights

  • Thank you for all of your support. 1300 signatures were sent to the Charities Commission at the beginning of September. There has been a steady stream of signatories, both online and at events, since then. We are raising the profile of the campaign now, by publicising it in local media and writing to politicians. John Madejski has added his support. Articles have been published in the Reading Post. Interviews have been broadcast on Berkshire Jack FM. Letters have been sent to local councilors and government ministers. If you would like to add your support to the lobbying please contact for addresses and details of themes covered so far.
  • We have started a Facebook page, ProtectMPF, for you to post photos of activities and events you have enjoyed on the Playing Fields
  • Yesterday, Wednesday 13th July, we sent the 700 signatures that we have collected so far to the Charities Commission, to ensure that they are aware of the strength of support for protection of Mapledurham Playing Fields from development. We also copied the Education Funding Agency, responsible for acquiring a permanent site for The Heights school, and Isobel Ballsdon, councilor for Reading Mapledurham Ward and Trustee of Mapledurham Playing Fields.
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