DRAPERS FIELD – the end of sports facilities?

Drapers Field with the all-weather pitch in the distanceThe Labour Cabinet has agreed in principle to close Drapers Field for 16 months from September 2011.

The Waltham Forest Guardian archives show that over £1.5 million has been spent installing the all-weather pitch, and upgrading the other sports facilities.

The Council Leader is reported to have said: “We would be able, through the compensation package, to completely refurbish Draper’s Field … we could turn it into a very special park.”

The FOCUS Team notes that there is no mention of it being reinstated as a sports field, which it has been since the late 1800s.

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