Current plans for the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace threaten to bulldoze the iconic athletics stadium and indoor training track, and repurpose the other outdoor spaces and indoor hall areas, with no commitment to maintain the current range of sports, diving or gymnastics and 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 one 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 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 but also in terms of sporting and health benefits.
The GLA have proposed the selected options – so your voice now is vital if you want something better for the NSC.