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Charlie Wyllie LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 3
I’ve regularly trained here on Tuesday nights with the south London harriers and raced her for several years with a great reception from the annual herne hill harriers open meetings held her aswell as several sout east xc track competitions
Leanne Bettis GREAT BOOKHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
I am signing this because it is a great stadium where many athletes will have competed at or watched competitions. As an athlete myself My first ever competition as a 14 year old was at Crystal Palace and have watched many international matches, like the sainsbury’s diamond league. It will be a shame to loose such a monumental stadium
Mick Jagger GRIMSBY, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
Crystal Palace is the number 1 venue in the UK.
JJ Jegede LONDON, FL 14 days ago Liked 2
We need athletics facilities in London. There’s so much athletic talent in London, especially in South London. Where would this talent go? Especially on a cold, wet December night? There’s not many indoor facilities in London and closing the home of the Diamond League pre 2012 is ludicrous. Crystal Palace has the potential to be an excellent facility but it has not had investment in infrastructure for a number of years. With investment this could be the hub of athletics in London!
Holly webb HORSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
Always love competing here, such a great stadium. 2012 legacy will not be doing its worth when this stadium is gone. Save the stadium!
Matthew Threadgold EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
I am an athletics athlete of National/International level and the facilities especially the indoor and outdoor tracks are the only accessible ones from those living in South London and working within London.
Alan Mead EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
To leave South London without a proper athletics stadium is quite ridiculous.
Carla Letheby SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
It’s an iconic stadium that needs to remain in place!
Melissa Owusu-Ansah LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
had my first major athletics event there: The London Youth Games and it means so much to the kids competing
Jo johnson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 2
This is ridiculous to even consider..true atheletes inspire the world to strive
jeffrey balderson COULSDON, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 1
Crystal Palace IS Athletics
Julia Anderson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 1
Together with fellow runners from my club, Crystal Palace Fun Runners, I use the track to train. I believe that instead of getting rid of the track it should be made more accessible to the community, in the true spirit of keeping the 2012 Olympics alive.
john bicourt WEST WICKHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 1
It’s a national stadium and 40 years of historic athletics. Also required for all athletes in the area to train on.
Maria Bassom WALLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
Passionate about sport and opportunities it gives to my children
Karen Cox SWANAGE, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
we need resources like this, save it and save money and let’s use it to bring on our next generation of Olympic champions
david lucas LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
If there is no facility for athletics we will use a valuable asset. Olympic legacy?
joel morgan RUGBY, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
Sport should be encouraged
Jon Jennings WEST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
I am signing because I am appalled at this betrayal of the so called Olympic legacy. More funds now for retractable seating at Olympic stadium as we over paid for wrong spec.
Gareth Williams GILLINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
Raced at the Palace in the 90’s in the Lent athletic champs. Also went to many world class meetings over the years. Surely we can update this world famous venue and continue the legacy for future generations.
marvalyn brown MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
we need it
Mike Fuller LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
keep CP open for the benefit of the local community.
Peter Mayfield SUTTON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
I’m disgusted by the lack of support for athletics after success of Olympics it seems preposterous to be getting rid of athletic facilities! How many tracks have been lost to housing developments and so called improve nuts that do not incorporate athletics? Too many!! The government should be ashamed!!
Robert Russell DORKING, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
There are no alternative facilities within easy reach for youngsters. This is situated in a deprived area and is a lifeline for several young people.
Jessica Case SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
As an iconic stadium, the idea that this stadium could be bulldozed is a great threat to not only the sport but to the future generation of London athletes. There are few stadiums, large enough to host massive sporting athletic events, this side of London that it would seem a disadvantage to tomorrow’s athletes to first hand experience how performing on the world stage can be. I trained for many years at Crystal Palace and it is still so widely used today, please sign this petition to save a piece of history that can evolve to tomorrow’s future sporting stars.
Rose O’Brien LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
As an athlete who trains and competes in and around London it is extremely important to keep our tracks open. The indoors facility is particularly of use in Winter which saves the trek to North London.
sade alleyne LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
I competed many times at this stadium
Cathy Burke RYE, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
My athletics career started with regular training sessions at Crystal Palace. 40 years on I am still running and would hate to see the facility lost.
Rachel Hanagan CANTERBURY, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
As an athlete myself I have competed here many times. I have also watched many of the athletic grandprixs here. There are so many memories at this stadium and with the olympic stadium going to football and the closure of don valley, the olympic athletic legacy needs to actually happen
James Freeman EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 1
It is a great facility that helps us produce world class athletes whilst at the same time giving the Sunday athlete the ability to follow their hobby. Its for the community.
rachel johnson CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM 8 minutes ago Liked 0
Melanie Reeve LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 35 minutes ago Liked 0
The sports centre is a very valuable resource which we cannot afford to lose
Janet Bensley GREAT BEDWYN MARLBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM 44 minutes ago Liked 0
To maintain the legacy of 2012
Paul Byfield BROMLEY, UNITED KINGDOM about 2 hours ago Liked 0
as a former athlete and now Chair of Development at Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC I see crystal palace as a vital resource for the sport in south london and nationwide
Penny Burrows SYDENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM about 3 hours ago Liked 0
Because I want to save crystal palace gymnastics club and all of it’s members
Stuart Mullins LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 3 hours ago Liked 0
I’m by no means an elite athlete, but I do use the facilities four times a week. I find it inspiring to be training along side elite athletes. You watch how they train how hard they train, how focused they are, and it teaches you so much. I definitely feel that my leisure time, keeping fit and healthy, enjoying the company of others doing the same, is totally inspired by elite athletes, they give us something to aspire to!
Jessica Field LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 4 hours ago Liked 0
Save Crystal Palace gymnastics clubs home! They are getting better and better within gymnastics and are an asset to the community!
Jeremy Hopes CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 4 hours ago Liked 0
My daughter passion is gymnastics – without this facility we don’t know what we’ll do!
Benedicte Coker THORNTON HEATH, UNITED KINGDOM about 4 hours ago Liked 0
Crystal palace Gymnastics club needs to retain their facilities
Frank Schubert SURBITON, UNITED KINGDOM about 4 hours ago Liked 0
As a volunteer athletics coach in South London, Crystal Palace is an important site for young athletes in the area.
Chantal Thorp LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 5 hours ago Liked 0
I would like to see the current clubs able to stay at this facility especially the gymnastics.
Danielle O’Neill LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 5 hours ago Liked 0
I am a coach at Crystal palace gymnastics club and wish to keep our club within the community
Stacy Walter SUTTON, UNITED KINGDOM about 6 hours ago Liked 0
This centre has been a base for my training for many years.
Michael Mein SIDCUP, UNITED KINGDOM about 6 hours ago Liked 0
preserving a community and regional sport facility as part of the Olympic legacy
Richard Buerckner NORWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM about 6 hours ago Liked 0
I love the sports facilities at CP…I am local and a member of the NSC. I object to the idea of losing facilities I use in order to help commercial interests.
robert finlay LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 8 hours ago Liked 0
It is essential that the Crystal Palace Park space be retained as a PUBLIC SPACE. Not restricted to whatever the whims of the bureaucrats of the day. Once lost, it’s gone…..forever! The current sports facilities are essential for the well being of the locals and London residents alike!
Alexa Smith LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 19 hours ago Liked 0
I live in Crystal Palace and think the athletics track is an historical part of the area that should stay. There is no reason it needs to be demolished. There’s plenty of space.
nina anderson BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM about 22 hours ago Liked 0
i used to train here and love any space that can encourage athletic passion
ros tabor LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 2 days ago Liked 0
I train on the track every week from October to May
Martin Walker CRAPSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM 4 days ago Liked 0
I grew up in S London and know how few sporting facilities there are for schools and community clubs to use.
RICHARD CALLAN MARKET HARBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM 4 days ago Liked 0
Some of the best moments of my life have been spent on this track.I would hate to see this facility lost.
caroline cook LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 4 days ago Liked 0
The facilities are used by schools and the wider community. It is part of our heritage and should not be sold off.
Laleh Laverick LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 4 days ago Liked 0
Crystal Palace athletics track and facilities are an important community resource and a an important London landmark. it needs injection of cash to update it rather than demolish it. On a personal note, my children have used it to take part in sporting events.
Jacky Brett ROCHE, UNITED KINGDOM 4 days ago Liked 0
Crystal Palace has always held a certain magic & is an important part of the history of athletics in the UK
Hayley Barrett WALLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
My niece uses this and she is a great athlete so would be a shame if this went ahead
Barbara Lock SEATON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
Have competed there many times over the years. Was the first all weather track I raced on in the late 60’s
Heather Rainsbury MARPLE, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
what will happen to the outdoor events I attend if this is demolished & housed indoors?
Michael Instone LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
I use the sports centre
Liz Pontin LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
This is a really important building for the local area
Daniel Kavanagh LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
This is the identity of Crystal Palace. It’s part of the reason CP is so great and the residents are so proud of it. Features like this means the town has ‘something about it’. People want to be there and the people who are there want to look after it. Too many London boroughs don’t have an identity.
Joanna Wood ONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
It’s a facility that won’t be replaced once lost. There is only one chance to get this right and I think successful development plans can be agreed that encorporate the track rather than remove it completely.
James Balston LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 5 days ago Liked 0
We have few enough such facilities. many of our olympic athletes have trained here. What happened to “Legacy”
Peter Emery KENLEY, UNITED KINGDOM 6 days ago Liked 0
Athletics is a great sport to get and keep people fit, to help lose weight, to compete in and to watch. Tracks provide safe environments for training, particularly for young athletes, and having worked hard to see one built in south London, it would be a disaster to see such an important one disappear.
Clare Burgess LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 6 days ago Liked 0
It’s the nearest track to where I live and I’ve competed there many times. It’s also used by schools for their sports days. And the London Youth Games.
Tina Burgess LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 6 days ago Liked 0
I have watched many athletics meetings at Crystal Palace including Grand Prix Diamond League featuring a host of international stars, right through to watching my son compete at South of England U15 & U17 champs. Hercules Wimbledon Young Athletes Champs and also my son’s school hold their Sports Day at CP. It is an iconic stadium, but also a valuable resource which encourages participation in athletics, it should be protected at all costs. Where on earth are those living in South London supposed to go, especially for indoor facilities? I feel let down, this is not what the Olympic legacy was supposed to be about.
Linda Whitehead BECKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 6 days ago Liked 0
There are very few athletic facilities in the London area.
Jacques Cunningham-Marsh MMEDWAY, UNITED KINGDOM 7 days ago Liked 0
Athlete for local club and would be a shame to lose such a great, historic track
yuko miller LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 7 days ago Liked 0
Children, pupils and adults who are using the track, we all need to keep it.
Enid Gamvros AUSTRALIA 7 days ago Liked 0
My qrand daughter qnd my daughter both ran there and I enjoyed many athletic meetings there
Eustace Northey LONDEON, UNITED KINGDOM 7 days ago Liked 0
It’s the only place in london that can put on big meetings and is a good training area with all the facilities needed, with a indoor area for all.
Kym kuypers WEAVERING, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
My daughter is an athlete and this is a great track which I also competed on when I was younger
Dean Stephenson WATFORD, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
To ensure that young athletes in the area have proper facilities to train on and ensure that the Legacy of the 2012 Games is upheld.
Jude Figueira LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
We really need good quality track and field facilities in South London, Stratford and the Olympic park are so far to go to train etc.
Dave Miller LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
There are not enough running tracks in London, and if we lose these in Crystal Palace many young athletes lose a vital place to train. We need many more tracks – not less! This proposal is tragic – think of the sporting history of this track.
Adrian Thomas LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
I want to keep the history of the area intact. Once bulldozed it can’t be put back – just like my old flat once South
Norwood Fire station ( 1864)
Sabine Haller LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
I live there, my children trained there. Why would you let it fall into disrepair and then claim you cannot save it?
paul reed LONG BENNINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
Keep sport available for all levels.
Michael Leonard MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
I am an athletics coach and know how important this facility is to the coaches who coach there. Crystal Palace is also an important venue in the world of athletics which should be preserved and used.
Darcey Kuypers KENT, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
it has so much history, why demolish a track that there’s nothing wrong with? Yeah it may be a bit old but that’s the beauty of it. It’s one of the only good and big tracks in the South east and many will be disappointed and sad if it gets demolished
Sam cunningham HAYWARDS HEATH, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
i love this stadium and we need it in the South of England, there are few other really good tracks!!
Daniel newland PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
I am an athlete my self
Layla cyster TAPLOW, UNITED KINGDOM 8 days ago Liked 0
I grew up training at crystal palace where I was trained by world class coaches including John Powell, Judy Vernon and John Hillier. Athletics was a huge part of my childhood and growing up and helped me become who I am today. What will youngsters with talent and sporting interest do without facilities to support this.. Probably get up to no good..
Andy Neatham KNEBWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
The olypic stadium is now dedicated to football. It will be a disgrace if London, as the nations capital city does not have a single decent international athletics facility. Crystal Palace to be renovated and upgraded, not demolished.
chris mcallister NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
Wonderful stadium full of history
Mike Watson HEADCORN, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
I am signing because being an athlete myself, I find the plans of demolishing this venue horrendous. I myself have sprinted there multiple times, and it is a fantastic venue to hold the south of england championships at. Please save this stadium.
Amy brooks KENT, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
im singing because I have experienced running here and it may not be the best it can be but it can be refurbished or looked after abit! My mum and nan have run here aswell, I want it to keep going through the family
Colin Taylor HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
This is the iconic home of British and English athletics. Change it yes, but keep a stand. So much History. Where is the 2012 legacy if London does not have an all year arena? Athletics is more than a few weeks when professional football season is closed.
Donna Child MAIDSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
Events held here have been an inspiration to my family. Having taken my daughter here to watch athletics since she was 8 she took up athletics herself and now runs for her university. It has been such a great opportunity for people in the south east to see world class athletes up close. It is a unique venue in the south east. Huge stadiums don’t give the same opportunity to view the athletes style, power and grace.
Jane Brooks AYLESFORD, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
It was an amazing experience for myself in the late 70s and early 80s to run at this fantastic stadium. Also to watch athletes such as Steve Ovett and Seb Coe run there. I went recently to watch my daughter run in the stadium which was an amazing experience for her and nostalgic for myself. We should be encouraging this great sport for our future athletes. This is a great stadium which just needs some TLC. Please do not demolish this iconic stadium!!
Georgia Child MAIDSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
Crystal Palace is a brilliant track to run on and I enjoy watching athletics meetings here too
Jessica robinson HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
I’m signing because I believe crystal palace should stay as it is an iconic stadium to athletics
Tim Bayley WATERTOWN, MA 9 days ago Liked 0
I have raced on this track many times and it holds great memories for me. It would be so great for the facility to remain and for many others to experience racing there in the future. It is a great facility with amazing history and deserves to be saved.
Kirsty dobberson ERITH, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
this was where I have my first champions it’s a really nice stadium
Lynn Stapley ASHFORD, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
There are young athletes who deserve this facility.
George marsh BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
fantastic facility that provides lots of opportunity for young people in athletics. In addition it’s very accessible to all with many transport links.
Yehnine Gayle BROMLEY, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
I’m signing because I am a regular user of the track
Calvin Kirstein EASTBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
I am an athlete that trains at Crystal Palace and it is the easiest venue to access for my training, no doubt to countless others.
Susan McEldowney LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
My youngsters and I hace used and supported the Sports centre for thirty years, the children from birth. They are both qualified swimming teachers as a result.
ROB COCKAYNE NEWTON, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
As a participating athlete since 15, now in my 60s I consider Crystal Palace to be the true home of British Athletics
Trevor Frecknall NORTH MUSKHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
South London and the entire UK need this inspirational venue for the health of the country.
Kimberley LAws ASHFORD, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
This complex has helped so many children over the years, keeping them on the right path in life- do not demolish it !!!
Spencer Lee CANTERBURY, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
I trained at this historic venue and want to see the legacy continue…..this time with proper investment!
Jenny Jackson BECKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
I coached young male sprinters for a number of years…kids that I kept off the streets of South London and away from crime ..I like to feel I gave them something positive to work towards, and worked very closely with local schools ..some of those boys went onto great things ..none went onto a life of crime !
Christina Silva HODDESDON, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
i am an athlete and this would be a massive loss to Athletics
Stuart Butler LINCOLN, UNITED KINGDOM 9 days ago Liked 0
South London needs an indoor and outdoor athletics stadium and the facilities for young athletes to nurture they’re talent
M Traynor BANSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM 10 days ago Liked 0
Went there whilst at secondary school for our athletics lessons because of the brilliant facilities on offer!
Caroline Garratt WORTHING, UNITED KINGDOM 10 days ago Liked 0
I travelled up from the South Coast by rail almost every weekend to train with my coach for over 10 years during the 80’s and 90’s. There was nothing that compared to this facility then within reach for a teenager and there will soon be nothing now in 2014 that compares. This is a valuable asset that the South of England cannot afford to lose.
Annie Onions BURGESS HILL, UNITED KINGDOM 10 days ago Liked 0
Athletics tracks are valuable resources to communities and this track is particularly valuable owing to the fact that it has indoor facilities.
sharon hutchings BURGESS HILL, UNITED KINGDOM 10 days ago Liked 0
I used to jump there!
Jordan williams LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
This is a well known historical site and is still in constant use daily. Instead of knocking it down, rejuvenate the stadium.
Devonte Casely-Hayford LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
I use the track on a regular basis and have had many competition at it it’s also one of my local tracks
Natalie Sampson WICK, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
Because I use to compete there!
Ryan Deol BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
I am an athlete and i love competing here.
Christopher Hewitt LANCING, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
Im an athlete that will compete at Crystal Palace Stadium
Mary Wolf LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
Where are our local potential athletics medal winners going to train?
David Amos BATTLE, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
A fantastic facility for the youth of this country both now and in the future.
Lynne Drummond LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
There is a definite need for a proper running track to foster grass-root sport…particulalry in these days of increasing obesity!!
Caroline Steward ORPINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM 11 days ago Liked 0
We need it for our youth
June Barrow-Green LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
What better way to help stem the tide of obesity than to get kids (and adults) doing athletics. At Crystal Palace people of all ages can not only be inspired to take up athletics but they can do it there too. They will have great fun and its good for their health. We need more facilities like Crystal Palace not less.
Jono Podmore LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I live in the area and use the centre regularly
Max Chetwyn LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
My business uses the centre! And lots of young athletes use it too!!
Tim Hammond LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
Ewan McKay REIGATE, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
The track is important to South London residents.
Richard Oliver LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I am a member of south London harriers who use the track on a regular basis, it is also the original home of athletics and should remain so
Margaret Halloran-Pine LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
The school I work in uses it for their sports day.
Nina Champion LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I grew up going to see the diamond league events every year and had hoped to continue the tradition with my own children to help inspire them into sports and athletics.
Veronica Champion BANSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
Because it has been a wonderful yearly family outing with my children and now my grandchildren.
Richard Carter COULSDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
Because it is the track & field base for South London Harriers providing coaching and sport for the community.
Matt Chapman HEVER, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
It gives people of all abilities the opportunity to compete in an amazing facility
Debbie Cook LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I competed there a couple of times, many years ago, but officiated lots of times. It needs to be kept open so that athletes can train without having to travel long distances.
Pamela Iannella COULSDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
We need facilities like this in South London.
Isabel Horne LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
We need to maintain resources like this to assist our sports men and women. It is also part of our history
Catherine Lilley EVERSLEY BASILDON ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
It provides an opportunity for atheletes to train and for new stars to be born
Kati Pusey LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
It is a disgrace to demolish this iconic stadium in the lights of Olympic legacy. It is used by local clubs and communities. Money should be spend on encouraging young people to take up track and field rather than reducing opportunities and facilities.
Lin skinner LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
i have just moved to the area and am keen to use the track for my training and possibly offer some off peak sessions as a Run Leader.
Robert Norville LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
Every year I would go to crystal palace to watch the diamond league athletics as a family day out. This was also my local athletics training track.. I would hate to see it demolished
Iain Presnell PEMBURY, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I am an active coach in the area
david vallade LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
It’s important facility for the local communities and people beyond
Erin-Maia Patel THORNTON HEATH, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I’m signing this petition because I am an athlete who trains at this track like many others so if you close this track yur putting everyone on a major setback, please don’t close it!!!!
Maureen Chitty PURLEY, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
My wife Maureen & I trained on this track before ‘Tartan’ days when she went on to compete for GB at two Olympics (Mexico/ Munich) A lot of our life has been spent there not only training but watching top events. I then helped my club Crystal Palace Triathletes create what is today one of the top fixtures in the triathlon calender. The unique facility of the old motor circuit keeps the whole event contained within the centre ideal for this type of event. Take this facilty away from the local community, you deprive not only South London but the public/competitors country wide, the opportunity to race at a spectacular & iconic venue. Building a school on the site creates more probs than it solves with access & safety issues. A crazy idea. Improve & keep our iconic Centre.
Debbie Cook LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I coach athletics group on the indoor & outdoor track three time a week & both tracks can’t go I have national athletes I train here it needs to stay!
Martin Rafferty LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
The track and Perimeter road are so important to sustaining Athletics and Triathlon in South London
Stephen Vincent UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
This facility has provided sporting opportunities for everyone from local community groups to potential Olympians for many years. The loss of this site would dramatically impact sporting development in the South London area and all the benefits to the schools, clubs etc. that rely on it.
sara howe DARTFORD, UNITED KINGDOM 12 days ago Liked 0
I thought the Olympic legacy was true. Teenagers and older adults need these facilities to stay as we should be able to use them.
audrey livingston LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
1. We think a community track facility should remain
2. We do not think a school(s) should be built on the site because this would affect vehicle access, parking and local traffic congestion, requiring a new access road to be opened possibly from Crystal Palace Park Road and concerns for safety within a public park
3. Although not part of this consultation, we would like a perimeter road to be kept so the future of triathlon, cycling and other events can continue in the park
Oxana Chippendale BECKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
To leave South London without a proper athletics stadium is quite ridiculous. There are no alternative facilities within easy reach for youngsters in South London. This is situated in a deprived area and is a lifeline for hundreds of young people.
Karin Courtman LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I use this track as do my children and I want my grandchildren to use it too. It is awesome and steeped in history.
Kevin Palian MITCHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I am signing because it’s a vital resource for the people of South London. Stop plugging all the money/initiatives into East London!
Julie Strover ORPINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
It’s a great facility which gives everyone the chance to compete on the track and other facility’s. The London youth games, triathlon to name a couple.
andrea lynch CLAPHAM, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I broke the 60 meters world record 22/6/1974, Crystal Palace was my athletic home for 10 years, I became a British Olympian, A European and Commonwealth medalist and World Record holder, Crystal Palace was an exciting place where we athletes back in the seventies enjoyed our training and competition. I is very sad that it has been so poorly run, and now in hands or greedy money making entrepreneurs, forget about the accomplishments the youth could achieve if only it became a sports academy.
Ruki Sidhwa BECKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I’m signing because SEcLondon srill needs good sporting facilities inc a maintained athletics track despite the building of the Olympic stadium – this is not local for SE London athletes.
I do not think it is appropriate to use a public park to house a school – with all the associated traffic and congestion it would bring. It also takes away vital open parkland vital to its local users.
Giorgio Lai LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
The Place were I run, I cycle, I walk, I race, the place that I love
Pamela Storey COPTHORNE, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
Crystal Palace is an iconic historic venue which should be retained for the future generation of athletes.
Daniel Pinn THORNTON HEATH, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I train at this location on several occasions and it is a big feature within Crystal Palace.
Susan McDonald WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I have used this facility for the past 12 years – it is easily the most utilised track that I have visited and the historic atmosphere is inspiring. The track should be listed as a historic site of national importance. Our traiining group does not have suitable alternative training facilities. The track is used by well over a hundred people every tuesday evening and includes all age groups. It provides a safe environment for children to train in and is a great place for athletes to train together at every level from beginner to elite. The facility would be greatly missed by many who would not bother to seek alternative and would probably not pursue their participation in athletics as a result. Very sad. Please keep track open and invest in improving it so that more people can have access to athletics in this inspiring environment.
carole bryant LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
Every year our 6 schools have their sports day the stadium will be missed
Ellinor Michel LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
The Olympic Legacy has its roots in Crystal Palace, with the gold medal wins of WG Grace, and the NSC has provided the training for many of Britains top athletes. From a purely practical perspective, the NSC is home for competitive level training for a wide range of sports than most any other facility. Asking the athletes to travel to Stratford will simply exclude many from quality training at all. Shrinking the availability and quality of London’s sports training options seems a perverse legacy of the Olympics. Improve the NSC, increase its publicity and usage – don’t downgrade it, unless you want the legacy of the Olympics to be a less competitive Britain.
Dani Cali LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
This is wrong
gillian gibson STOWE, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I’m signing because I want to keep the sports centre
Clare Goddard GREAT BOOKHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I want to save athletics & sports at this venue
Lauren Webb MERSTHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I’m signing this partition because I used to train every week at crystal palace and attend the Grand Prix there as often as I can. It’s an important athletics track for the south and should be maintained and used by athletes and athletic clubs
Ian Dibbens SURBITON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
It is a disgrace that the home of British athletics is under the threat of demolition
This cathedral to athletics should be enhanced not destroyed and as Lord coe stated at 2012 there should be a legacy to sport but if this stadium is torn down South London would have no legacy
I am a former athlete, coach and official of this sport who started their career at this stadium and I aware of the number of personnel who use it and where would they go to train in the local area as the nearest tracks at Croydon and Bromley are already full to capacity and with a greater influx accidents will happen
Keep palace open
simon strevens LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
The 2012 legacy is supposed to be encouraging participation in sport and healthy activity. The facilities at CP offer a wide range of sports and is a very well used resource. Efforts should be concentrated on how to enhance the provision, not reduce it. Find more imaginative ways to raise funding please, if that is what’s needed. Some things are worth paying for!
Julian Sutton LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
My family train on this track regularly every week as members of Crystal Palace Triathletes.
This stadium has an iconic heritage and should be retained as part of the Olympic supporting legacy for London that we have been promised.
William Thompson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
Been watching my favorite GB athletes here since I was a kid!
Andrew Cossins LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
What kind of legacy involves ex athletes earning money to demolish sports facilities?
Natalie delahunty LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
the place has so much history and is the home of uk athletics!
Francis Bernstein LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I do not consider current reduced consultation window to the 31st Oct is fair, proportionate and realistic.
Further, it seems the CSM assessment for NSC options now being consulted, did not seek local community engagement from the sports and leisure NSC users and groups, and key information on the site’s usage and demands locally and regionally have not adequately been assessed before deciding on the options. This places far greater pressure on all local groups, schools, clubs, event organisers and users to quantify the actual, and longer term, sustainable sports and leisure and community demands.
I cannot see how the repurposing of the NSC, to now become a local facility with a “sub regional” requirement as a possibility for just a couple of sports, satisfies a wider South London need and demand for performance pathways to support an Olympic Legacy sports strategy.
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Jim Jones HIGH PEAK, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
As an ex-athlete and track official , Crystal Palace is an essential site for the developmet of athletes and officials
Wendy Smyth KENT, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
Where else to go that is easy to get too. It’s a disgrace
Ian Thomas CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND 13 days ago Liked 0
I spent numerous years using these facilities and it would be a great shame to see such an historic venue gone.
Carol Jackson BROMHAM, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
fantastic memories. More importantly to ensure the athletic youth of the future have somewhere to train and compete for many years to come
John Bolarinwa LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
Crystal palace is the most accessible sport training ground closer to the London area. I have used it before. Please keep it opened for use
Richard Leach TRING, UNITED KINGDOM 13 days ago Liked 0
I benefitted from this fantastic facility as a teenager growing up in south London and so should future generations.
nigel godfrey AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 13 days ago Liked 0
Because Crystal Palace as well as being an iconic London Venue, with a proud history is in a fantastic geographic position in regard to public transport . Sometimes we just need to take stock and fix what is broken as opposed to constantly moving on. Work with the community and local schools and colleges and turn this arena into something that all of London can once again be proud of and USE. From far away in NZ we heard so much about the ‘legacy’ of London 2012 – it appears that Lunacy has taken hold and that Legacy is indeed just a word !
Joshua Street LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 0
I will never forget when I ran here for the first time when I was 14 as an amateur and I will never forget running at the last Diamond League hosted there when I was 17 as a young-pro. Without Crystal Palace I would not have been able to have these amazing memories and experiences which lead to me representing Team GB and England at International level.
It would be a great disappointment for spectators and athletes alike to loose such an amazing facility that really just needs some TLC. With the right investment it could be one of the biggest athletics hubs in the UK easily. Don’t let the so called Olympic Legacy destroy another great arena. R.I.P. Don Valley Stadium
Ian Coppinger WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM 14 days ago Liked 0
This arena has helped many Great British Athletes to enhance our Countries esteem on the World stage
Abigail Nathan HOF HACARMEL, ISRAEL 11 minutes ago Liked 0
Because sport is so important as a positive channelling of energy especially for young people today in our sedentary society. Learning to participate and compete in good spirit leads to less violence and happier people . A most valuable contribution to a healthy society
Alan Dolton CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 1 hour ago Liked 0
I coach athletics, and London’s teenagers need access to athletics tracks which are accessible by public transport
Melissa Pritchard LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 1 hour ago Liked 0
My daughter does gymnastics with Penny a huge part of her life
Jacob Freedman CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 1 hour ago Liked 0
For current and future athletes
Paul Rowbotham LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 9 hours ago Liked 0
I trained here as a junior international athlete including residential courses. It is a great place for different London-based training groups to meet.
natalie stringer BEDFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM about 11 hours ago Liked 0
I may not live in the area but I coach gymnastics and the sport is a thriving community business that all towns should be able to offer to all young people. Plus you will taking away jobs from local people that have worked hard to get it where it is today.
I think it is maddness!!!
Elizabeth Mary Horswill BIRDWELL, UNITED KINGDOM about 11 hours ago Liked 0
Our ten-year-old great-niece is a trainee gymnast at Crystal Palace and the trainers do a magnificent job which should be allowed to continue…
Robert Lawrence ORPINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM about 11 hours ago Liked 0
The facilty has existed for a long time & is iconic with rich history & utilised by both elite athletes & local community. athletics/running is increasing popular see success of Park Run & facility should remain for use of whole local South East community & future Olympians!
roy collier LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 11 hours ago Liked 0
It would be a huge loss to British athletics to lose such an amazing and iconic venue
Emma porter LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 11 hours ago Liked 0
both my daughter, family and friends use this centre and reap the benefits of having a great resource available in south London, this needs to continue – it will offer further opportunies for young and old people to engage in sport – locally.
Vivian Paul Horswill BIRDWELL, BARNSLEY, UNITED KINGDOM about 12 hours ago Liked 0
This iconic site is essential for the young athletes who may be our next Olympic medallists.
Tony Riley LUTON, UNITED KINGDOM about 12 hours ago Liked 0
This is a great sports complex and my grand daughter’s gymnastic club is housed there. What does Boris want to do? Sell it off to property speculators. He knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing!!
Mary Waddams LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 12 hours ago Liked 0
Hundreds of children on our annual federation primary school sports day have their first and perhaps only chance to see a real athletics track. Then they race on it. They love it ! Who would take away their joy?
Rae freedman CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 13 hours ago Liked 0
It is important to keep crystal palace open for present and future athletes
Christine ashby CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM about 13 hours ago Liked 0
My daughter is a member of crystal palace gym club and it should remain at the sports centre. They should even b given a perminate place in the centre.