Since 2014 the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace has been threatened by the GLA, with the prospect of the iconic athletics stadium and indoor training rack being bulldozed, and the other outdoor spaces and indoor multi-sport areas being re-purposed, with no commitment to maintain the current scale and range of sports available or multi-use event facilities.
The impact of the proposed changes could be disastrous. We want the Olympic Legacy for South London to live on for generations to come. The Crystal Palace Sports Partnership (CPSP) is a group of stakeholders who are combining to help form a unified voice representing all interests in the future of this historic site. Our mission is simple:
We support a mixed-use sports and leisure centre at Crystal Palace – a sustainable facility that is shared by the local community, schools, clubs and aspiring athletes at all levels. It should be a resource that caters for the needs of recreational users as much as it provides for and supports the development of the next generation of Olympic athletes.
We are concerned that the consultation by the GLA for repurposing the current National Sports Centre is way too short and has failed to identify and consider the needs and views of existing NSC users.
Please sign and share the petition to get your voice heard about these NSC changes.
This is even more important now the GLA public consultation survey (here) closed on 16 November 2014, and re-opened again in January 2018 (here), with the specific NSC sports facilities needs and user/club assessment review phase of work due to end in a few weeks.
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Please also contact CPSP and the GLA to have your say on what the NSC changes mean to you and your club/school, both in terms how the NSC is used, and also in terms of sporting and health benefits.
Your voice now is vital if you want something better for the NSC.