11 September 2007

Boxing and wrestling in Bishop's Park?

The Tory council in Hammersmith & Fulham is making a licensing application for Bishop's Park for activities including: ‘plays, films, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling, entertainment, live and recorded music, dance or other entertainments of a similar nature, occasional supply or sale of alcohol in connection with the above events: Mon to Sat 08.00 to 24.00. Sun 11.00 to 22.00’.

This follows a major battle in 2005 over astroturfing part of Bishop's Park in Fulham. This latest application raises yet again the issue of what is the proper use for this beautiful riverside Victorian park. There are major issues about parking, noise pollution, anti social behaviour, litter, and damage to the park.

The Bishop's Park Stakeholders Group which is assisting the council in submitting a bid for lottery funding to cover the redevelopment of the park and its buildings has not been made aware of this application.

If you feel strongly about the park and this licensing application, write to: Licensing Section, 5th Floor, Town Hall Extension, King Street, Hammersmith W6 9JU by 2 October.

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