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MISSING SPORTS FACILITY IN HARINGEY
Riding in Haringey is having a meeting on Wednesday 15th June at the Salisbury in Harringay (corner of Green Lanes & St. Ann's Road).
We are starting a campaign to urge the Alexandra Palace Trust to lease part of the park to any company or group which is prepared to make a go of it as an equestrian centre.
So far, the interest from the Trust officers has left something to be desired but interest from us ordinary folks has been phenomenal. We would welcome anyone who has ideas for furthering this project or who wants to show some support. All are invited, especially Trust officers but also councillors who have an interest in diversifying Haringey's programmes for fitness, youth welfare and sports for the disabled.
For those of you contemplating long drives out to Enfield to satisfy your kids' ambitions to ride, think how much more carbon- and time-efficient -- and cheaper -- it would be to have riding right here in this borough. We have cricket pitches, football fields, gymnasia, tennis courts and golf clubs mostly catering for sports dominated by men and boys. While not exclusively for women, riding is a sport which appeals very strongly to girls and gives them a chance to shine. It is an opportunity for all children to experience real adventure and is an especially effective exercise and psychological therapy for disabled people of all ages. Why are the Council not making the most of their parkland resources to help it along?
If enough people turn up, maybe they will take some notice.
Meeting is at 7.30pm.
Any questions, ring Lydia 07711919167 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know if you are willing to help with the minutes.
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