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Freemantle and Shirley in Southampton, UK is our Community.  The Field we support is listed as Open Space.
25,000 people live in our Community area. The Field is nearly 8 Acres in size and is Green Field on the Local Plan as reference CLT3.

The Field used to be well used by all the Community since the 1800, even during it's ownership by the Civil Service it was well used until it started losing money and the Civil Service allowed the site to fall into rack and ruin.

Vandals burnt down the Social and Sports Pavilion, and some trees, and a visit from Travelers finished it off for the local Community. Massive padlocks now prohibit public access.

Our Association seeks to save this huge green field area and to return it's use to the Community. We are campaigning the City Council to help us do this. Please help us to help you.

The City Council has compulsory purchased The Field and aims to return it to the local schools and community.

Do you have ideas on its use and what uses you would like to see and be involved with on The Field.

This is only one of our 2013 ideas.  Click for 5 Mb file. The council has some ideas and others have theirs.

Some of the Council's documents.     Invitation.      Design idea.   History of purchase.

What do you want?  Public Consultation on 21st May 2013 5-7pm at St Marks School. Come and see and talk.

We also organize Southampton's Foyes Corner Festival - 1000's of local residents attend a free festival for all ages.

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The Field...

A photo of a lonely toy in 8 acres of playing field gone to ruin.


This could be a thriving sports, social and playing field with YOUR help.

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