The Udney Park Community Fields Foundation has been set up with the purpose of acquiring the Udney Park Playing Fields and guaranteeing them as playing fields for community sport in perpetuity.
The Foundation will form an operating committee. The appointees of the operating committee will be chosen based upon the skillset of the individuals and with the aim of diverse representation.
This group will be highly energetic and motivated volunteers aiming to ensure that the fields and the pavilion are professionally run. Inclusivity will be a core principle.
The operating committee will work closely with schools and community clubs to encourage and support accessible and affordable sports, leisure and cultural activities, and in so doing contribute to the health and well-being of local people.
The Udney Park Community Fields Foundation is an entirely different entity from the UPPF Trust. The trustees of the Udney Park Community Foundation have no direct involvement with the UPPF Trust. The UPPF Trust was set up by local residents to oppose the development of Udney Park by Quantum. The trustees of the Udney Park Community Fields Foundation are not responsible for any views expressed by the UPPF Trust and are concentrated on the purchase of the Udney Park for use as playing fields and operating them going forward.
Community Sports Ground & Pavilion
Interested to know more about how the preservation of this wonderful green space is planned to benefit the community read more about our plans or feel free to get in contact with us.
Teddington Udney Park update: MP requests urgent meeting with Tory peer and AHH chairman over fields' future
Teddington MP Munira Wilson has requested an urgent meeting with Conservative peer Lord Fink over the future of Udney Park playing fields.
She is taking action after a resident-led bid for the site was rejected by the field's owners, Affordable Housing and Healthcare group (AHH), in favour of an alternative sporting bid. Local councillors and campaigners fighting to save the fields from development slammed the decision and expressed their fears about the fields' future. Now Wilson is calling on Lord Fink, also known as Baron Fink, to meet with her to discuss the fields' future. Hedge-fund manager Lord Fink is the Chairman of AHH and one of the Conservative party's top donors. He has been a life peer with the party since 2011 and was a significant backer of Boris Johnson's campaign for Mayor.
We have had an overwhelming amount of support from the local community, other clubs and organisations that recognise the need for green space.
Questions & Answers
Questions and answers regarding The Udney Park Community Fields Foundation
The plan for the rejuvenation of Udney Park as a community sports project
The history of Udney Park and how we got from War Memorial Ground funded by a War Charity and the RFU to where we are now.