Save Ealing Central Sports Ground, Perivale
We, the undersigned, strongly oppose any attempt by Ealing Council to build a new school on the site of Perivale\'s local park, known as Ealing Central Sports Ground, and call on the council to instead look to one of the alternative sites which the council has considered, a new alternative site or adopt its own suggested policy of expanding existing schools within the borough. The detrimental impact of a new school on this site and the subsequent loss of this vital green space on the surrounding environment will be substantial. Traffic generated by such a large volume of pupils travelling to and from this site daily will bring these already highly congested local roads, including the massively overstretched and overburdened adjacent A40, to gridlock. With this comes the related dangers caused by the inevitable dramatic rise in air pollution levels and increased risks to road safety, to which this community will be exposed. The Ealing Central Sports Ground is vital to the survival of the many local football and cricket clubs, sporting groups and individuals, which use it throughout the year for fitness and leisure. The park is heavily used by local children offering a safe, open, grassed area for sport and recreation and contains the only conventional children\'s playground within the immediate locality of the Medway Village. The park is an important feature of Perivale, contributing greatly to the character of an area that is now so heavily developed. The park has been home to The Perivale Residents Association (P.R.A.) since 1946. The P.R.A club continues to this day to play a key role in bringing the community together from all age groups, from teen to pensioner, while crossing a multitude of cultural and racial backgrounds. Any attempt by Ealing Council to build on Ealing Central Sports Ground would contravene it\'s own guidelines as set out in the council\'s Unitary Development Plan (adopted 12/10/04) and must not continue to be viewed by the council as a viable option.