Yesterday morning, Peter Thompson and I took a brief walk around two sites in the ward – Feltham Arena & the land around the Feltham Ex-Servicemen’s Club. I have some outstanding casework in relation to the latter.
Everyone knows that I have been frustrated that we have not got further with the Arena but more work has been done than even I realised. Here are some pictures. The first photograph is where the pitch used to be (taken from the Shakespeare Avenue end):
What the next three pictures show is just how much the land around the pitch area has been raised (the plan being to put mini pitches there). The third of them is especially revealing in that when I climbed up from the Shakespeare Avenue end I expected to be able to walk straight back down:
Whilst my frustration remains, more work has been done than even I realised. My hope is that Feltham FC and the Planners are in discussions because local people really want a good scheme to move forward! The potential of this site remains.
I also noticed the following that was dumped. The nearest location is 70 Shakespeare Avenue and is at the gate to the open space between this street and Shaftesbury Avenue:
The visit to the land around the Ex-Servicemans Club (off Bedfont Lane) was also useful. There is clearly a lot of “dead land” and I will communicate with those who contacted me when a response is received from Corporate Property at the Council.
I also noticed that there is no mound of earth at the entrance to Blenheim Park. In the past this was required to avoid the site being occupied (as happened in 2001). Here is what I saw:
I will report the last two pictures.