Wednesday 30 November 2005 2.07pm
Funnily enough I've just (yesterday) submitted some FOI requests to the LFEPA and Southwark Council
to find out whether there were any covenants regarding community use attaching to the Grotto pitch after the transfer of the site to the LFEPA (I was told there were) and whether these covenants are being enforced (I can't believe that they are).
I've played on the pitch a lot but always as a guest of some corporate social club or another - I live just around the corner and never see any local kids getting to use the facilities (even early in the evening when the pitch is not otherwise for hire).
If there are covenants attaching to the site then I've got the agreement of a member of the LFEPA board to press the authority heavily to open the pitch up to local kids. (Even if there are no legal requirements this seems like something they should be doing anyway - they are a public authority after all.)