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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    Fiona Harland

    4 hours ago Comments: So many people use the Playing Field, it is a wonderful community resource and I really hope it remains untouched by developmen.
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    David Brown

    2 weeks ago Comments: RG4 7LD
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    Graham Cherrill

    2 weeks ago Comments: RG1 6NN
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Petition highlights

  • The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has announced that it expects to publish the outcome of its review of prospective sites for The Heights by the end of November. The review was originally expected to take 8 weeks from the end of August. Four sites were proposed: Highridge, Mapledurham Playing Fields, Bugs Bottom and Caversham Lawn Tennis Club. Members of Caversham Lawn Tennis Club voted not to sell the site, so this has been discounted. The delay is worrying. We know that Mapledurham Playing Fields were initially considered nonviable as renegotiation of the Trust, if indeed possible, would take a very long time. Is this what is being explored and causing the delay? If you are concerned please write to Ministers as detailed below.
  • 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
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