4 May 2014

Residents petition to save the Romany Scout Site

The 'Save the Romany Scout Site' team writes:

Romany Scout Hut"Join the fight to help us save The Romany Scout site on Lyford Road from being torn down and stop another nail being hammered into the coffin of our community.

The Romany site is under serious threat. Magdalen Park Lawn Tennis Club (the owners) are refusing to renew the Scouts lease/use despite their absolute right for renewal and MPLT plans to sell this amazing community asset land off to a local property developer who wants to build a vast, modern private nursery with on-site parking.
The Romany Scout site has been home to Wandsworth 1st Scouts and guides groups since 1962 . They offer the rare opportunity for our local children & teenagers to be Cubs, Scouts, Adventure Scouts, Girl Guides & Brownies to meet weekly, to camp, orienteer safely outside.

There is a daily community Playgroup run by mums for local mums and toddlers which has been there for 36 years , Wandsworth’s only Twins Group, A Trefoil Club and a Ballroom Dancing Group to name a few.

Romany_2The Romany is part of Wandsworth & Earlsfield’s heritage – beloved and used by people of every age in our community from a few days old to 80+ years old for the last 50 + years Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of visiting or using The Romany site are always in awe of this oasis of extensive grounds rich in wildlife from newts , bats, woodpeckers and stag beetles and birds.

Our Children, families and our community will lose a piece of the heart and history of Wandsworth & Earlsfield. Do not let this happen.
Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

Please can you do two things.
Firstly, sign the petition.

Secondly, for updates on how you can get involved to save this amazing community asset from destruction; please please please follow us on Twitter (click here) Facebook (click here)  or email us at savetheromany@gmail.com for updates on our campaign

Thank you"

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