Campaign to re-open the Regent’s Park Tennis and Golf Centre

Posted: 19/04/09

Labour Councillors have called for the re-opening of the former Regent's Park Tennis and Golf Centre which was closed by The Royal Parks in 2007 as part of a failed attempt to turn it in to a Football Centre. Labour Group Leader Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg has written today to Royal Parks Chief Executive Mark Camley enclosing the results of a recent survey undertaken by Labour Councillors which shows overwhelming support for the re-opening of the Tennis and Golf Centre. Councillor Dimoldenberg has asked for a meeting with Mr Camley to discuss the results of the survey.

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg said;

"After walking past the former Tennis and Golf Centre recently I made enquiries with the Council to see if there are any plans for the land, following the rejection of the plans to build a football centre. I was informed that the Royal Parks do not yet have any plans for the land. The current derelict state of this part of the park is a waste. Earlier this month I contacted residents so I could hear their views and I have had a very good response. It is clear that the vast majority of residents want the tennis and golf centre uses to be reinstated.  There are also some people who would like a wildlife area or quiet area as part of any reinstatement works. I hope that we can persuade the Royal Parks to act on residents' views."

For a copy of the survey report email