Save Maitland Park Gymnasium!
  • Petitioned Larraine Revah
  • Responded

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Camden Council
Larraine Revah
Camden Council
Jill Fraser
Camden Council
Matthew Sanders
Camden Council
Rahel Bokth
Camden Council
Sean Birch
Camden Council
Theo Blackwell
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Camden Council
Sarah Hayward
Camden Council
Valerie Leach
Camden Council
Tulip Siddiq

Save Maitland Park Gymnasium!

    1. Petition by

      Fatima Madrigal

      United Kingdom

Maitland Park Gym (MPG) is located off Maitland Park Villa in Camden. The centre offers a variety of facilities and sessions which cater to everyone in the community.

The centre provides a hall for sporting recreation and a fitness centre. The sessions held at MPG include Gym sessions, Boxercise, Badminton, Indoor Football and Basic Roller Derby Skating training.

Without the hall, these organisations and activities  would not be able to exist as there is a lack of affordable alternatives that are easily accessible in the area.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. From: Cllr. Theo Blackwell,Cabinet member for Finance and Gospel Oak ward

      Fatima Madrigal
      Petition Organizer

      Both Camden Council and the Queens Crescent Community Association (QCCA) wish to clarify information that has appeared in the public domain relating to the transfer of sports activities from the Maitland Park Gym to Weedington Road Play Centre.

      QCCA are now in productive discussions with the Council and a committee of the Gym users’ group as to how the new facilities can accommodate them.The Maitland Park Gym is in poor structural and repair condition and by contrast, the proposed new building at Weedington Road is in good condition.

      The Council has agreed that current activities held at Maitland Park will continue until works on Weedington Road are completed. Activities will not be disrupted during the transfer between the two sites.The Council and QCCA will work their hardest with the users and other community groups to develop Weedington Road Play Centre as a community facility that all can truly be proud of which will provide for all the current activities at Maitland Park Gym.

    2. Decision-maker Theo Blackwell responds:

      Theo Blackwell

      Thank you for sending me your concerns via this online petition.

      Both Camden Council and the Queens Crescent Community Association (QCCA) wish to clarify information that has appeared in the public domain relating to the transfer of ...


    3. Maitland is not closing on January 2013 as originally planned!

      Fatima Madrigal
      Petition Organizer

      The local council has decided to move ahead with their plans to demolish the building and build new homes.

      But in a meeting held today with the local authority, they have formally agreed to make all the necessary changes to the Weedington Road center including raising the ceiling that would accommodate all activities currently provided by Maitland Park. Furthermore, all current activities in Maitland Park will remain unaffected and continue as normal until Weedington Road center is made ready for the transfer of services.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Decision to be made by Councillors on 18 July 2012, Wednesday

      Fatima Madrigal
      Petition Organizer

      None of the Councillors invited for the consultation could make the meeting last night due to prior commitments.

      The meetings' agenda are as follows:
      1. Introduction 2. QCCA and Maitland Park Gym 3. Update on QCCA's position 4. Centre User Petitions 5. Update on the local council's position on MPG & Cabinet Ministers meeting 18 July 2012 at 7pm: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Judd St 6. Impact of the closure on local residents & centre users 7. Sending a deputation to the Cabinet Minster's meeting to raise your issues at the meeting,
      8. Any other relevant concerns and issues you would like to discuss

      Stattus of Maitland: The Gym "might" be open until January 2013 but they're hoping demolition of the Gym won't happen until 2014 (in 2 years time)- although the MAIN goal is for Maitland to not be demolished. Maitland has already been "promised" to be sold for commercial use (unclear if its for private housing or relocation of TRA).

      The decision will be held on Wednesday, 18th July 2012.

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. The Councillors from Camden Council are coming for a Consultation on Monday

      Fatima Madrigal
      Petition Organizer

      To those who can come along- on or off skates, please join us at Maitland Park Gym, 16th July 2012.

      There's a free skating session from 17.00 tp 19.00. The officials will be coming at 17.30 to talk to us.
      No Monetary donations required, just your time.

      Thank you!

    8. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • constance blackwell LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      community facilities at a time like this are essential and can be used in different ways by people living near by

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    • Malcolm Wroe LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      We need all the indoor sports areas we can get in this part of Camden, especially in the middle of council housing estates.

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    • Elaine Snowden GALWAY, IRELAND
      • over 2 years ago

      We need MORE facilities not less. Stop depriving people of ways to be active.

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    • Misha Anker COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because i'd like to join the LRG as a newbie soon!

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    • Angela Stapleford LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      To keep community sports facilities open

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