Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Education): Drop proposal to build new school on BHASVIC Field.
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Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Education)

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Education): Drop proposal to build new school on BHASVIC Field.

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      Friends of the Field

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July 2013

Victory

From Petition Creator Friends of the Field: With nearly 6000 signatures and hand delivered petition to number 10 the government did a u turn and decided not to concrete over the field

BHASVIC Field is a playing field situated between Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) and Cardinal Newman Catholic School. It is the playing field and open green space for over 4000 school children and students at three schools, and is used by local community groups and residents for formal and informal sports and recreation.

It has just been announced that the field has been identified by Central Government (Education Funding Agency) as the proposed permanent site of the King's School (a Church of England Free School for pupils aged 11-18).

There is strong opposition in the local community against the plan to build on the playing field. The Field is vital for school sports and curriculum use, and serves as an important green space for the local community. The Field is located in the centre of the city where there is a deficit of green space. There is no way of replacing this playing field or creating more green space.

We are calling on Education Funding Agency to drop the proposal to site the King's School on the field, and are asking them to look again at the brown field sites available.

More information on our facebook page www.facebook.com/friendsoffield

To:
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Education)
I oppose the plan to build on BHASVIC Field - the only playing field for three schools and valued green space in the heart of the city. I request an alternative location is found for the King's School.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. BBC2 today!

      Hove v Gove battle for new free schools bid

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    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. Argus photo call!

      1000 signatures reached! Argus want a photo by the 'Hove versus Gove' banner on the edge of the field, Old Shoreham Road, tomorrow Tuesday 30th at 4pm. Please support!

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Martina Regan HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It is a valuable local resource and we need to keep as many of our green spaces as we can

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    • Paul Durden BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I went to what was once BH&SGS and I can see the playing field from here

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    • Alexis Zaninetti HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      It's a lovely green space that doesn't need to be ruined by an unnecessary building

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    • Tagore Chayne BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Cos its my field

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    • Hannah McLean BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I am moving to BHASVIC. The field is a really nice spot to relax and socialise with friends.

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