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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 the Council has now cleared all the ground and removed the logs and reseeded.

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 in 2012 and in 2020 aims NOT to return it to the local schools and community but to create a Through School on the current school site and annexe the whole Field for School use.

Recent extracts from Legal Documents and legal council:

SCC Legal Advice Email Aug 2017   pdf.

Dave Shields email 2019 pdf.

Dave's extracts from 2009 Exec meeting  pdf.

Do you have ideas on its use and what uses you would like to see, and be involved with, on The Field. Please contact the planners with your concerns or ideas about the new school development. The deadline is 4th October 2019. Post : Ben Christian, Vail Williams LLP, Savannah House, Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TJ Email:solentplanning@vailwilliams.com Or you can mark the envelope FAO Vail Williams and deliver it to the school.

Some of the 2019 Council's documents.     Consultation Boards.      Public Engagement Feedback Form pdf.   Public Engagement Feedback Form docx

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

Some of the 2013 Council's documents.     Invitation.      Design idea.   History of purchase.

What do you want?  Join in..

We also organized several Southampton's Foyes Corner Festivals - 3 great events so far with 1000's of local residents attending a free community festival for all people of all ages on The Field.

Join us and be a part of the legacy.

2019 proposed school and Field layout shown below.....     Note: This is proposed for public ideas, thoughts and feedback by 4th Oct 2019. There are many many Community ideas. Have YOUR say.

One previous 2013 Field idea by SCC shown below.....     Note: This was not proposed. This was just an idea to generate further ideas, thoughts and feedback. There are many many Community ideas.

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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.

History of The Field

Us on BBC Community

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